“It is only reasonable that the same market competition determines the final price at the pump.”
Motorists who already pay comprehensive third party insurance should be exempted from the RAF levy. This would free the RAF from claims by those drivers and save them R2.18/l.
Steenhuisen said it was inconceivable that the government would hit South Africans with a huge fuel price hike at a time when the country was battling a “46% unemployment rate, rolling blackouts, irrational Covid regulations, flooding, drought and collapsing service delivery”.
Petrol in neighbouring countries, including Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana, Tanzania, Namibia and Kenya, is on average R5/l cheaper because their governments don’t tax it as much. He accused the government of “choosing” not to do anything to lower prices.