South Africans are way over-taxed, says Ferial Haffajee. Shouldn't the taxes we do pay be put to better use?
The Automobile Association foresees that increases to the fuel levies will have a deep impact on the fuel price for the months ahead.
There may be nothing we can do about the oil price, but there is plenty we could do immediately to reduce the tax on fuel, writes Mmusi Maimane.
For 2018 so far, South Africans spent on average R14.76 billion monthly on fuel, and just over R14 billion on buying new vehicles.
A meeting of the Road Accident Fund with Parliament comes amid accusations that CEO Lindelwa Jabavu’s qualifications are false.
A Fin24 user says that over the past few years he has always been meaning to write an open letter to the minister of finance after the annual national budget.
April will see a number of number of budgetary pronouncements hit SA motorists, including increases in the fuel levy and VAT pushing up car prices.
Motorists will have to fork out more when filling up their petrol tanks owing to increases in both the fuel and Road Accident Fund levies.
Fuel prices for April are expected to be lower than in March, even accounting for the rise in fuel taxes which takes effect at month-end, says the Automobile Association.
Rand strength, and a retreat of international petroleum prices, have combined to produce a surprise drop in fuel prices at the end of February, according to the AA.
SA motorists will be paying 74 cents more per litre of petrol and between 91 and 93 cents more per litre of diesel in March.
Government levies now represent almost 41% of the petrol price.
A logistics expert, who is researching the ways road users are taxed, says the fuel levy is becoming increasingly unproductive as vehicles' fuel efficiency increases.
The IFP has called for a halt on fuel price levies, saying the ruling party is dragging its feet.
Wondering why petrol is so pricey? As this is something every motorist should be informed about, the Automobile Association has published a breakdown of the fuel price to explain where the money goes to.
A proposed fuel levy for motorists in the Western Cape, in addition to the existing national fuel levy, is being fiercely opposed.
The overall price of fuel is set to increase in April because of the addition of increased fuel levies, according to the Automobile Association.
Increases in the general fuel levy and the Road Accident Fund levy, largely expected by economists, are likely to bring in R1.22bn in additional revenue.
The Department of Energy has announced that the pump price of both grades of petrol will decrease from next Wednesday.
Motorists remain easy targets for revenue collection although many are suffering as a result of increases to the fuel price, says the Automobile Association.
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