Fears about Minister Dlodlo weren't unfounded. Six months into the job, she's been accused of issuing illegal interception orders, writes Adriaan Basson.
When margins, retail income and distribution cost are included, 55% of the fuel price is unrelated to the oil price itself.
The past week's sudden surge in oil prices brought to mind the nightmare of shortages, but it's not too likely motorists will be queueing to fill up around the world, analysts say.
Cash-strapped South Africans looking to get some more mileage out of their Smart Shopper points can spend them on petrol.
South Africa’s fuel price is currently calculated monthly, based on overseas oil prices.
Financial powerhouses WesBank and First National Bank (FNB) are joining forces to to conduct a Fuel Economy Tour of South Africa that they say "will provide motorists with definitive fuel consumption figures."
When a young woman from Gordon’s Bay in the Western Cape left for work yesterday morning, she had no idea that an act of kindness would soon be coming her way.
Zimbabwe has announced a massive fuel price hike after the country's central bank said it would no longer provide fuel dealers with funding for petrol and diesel.
'The overall picture is of little change,' the AA said on Wednesday, after reviewing unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund.
The countries signed an exploration and production sharing agreement for block B2, the second such contract since South Sudan’s independence seven years ago.
Fuel haulers in Portugal lifted on Thursday a strike that caused long lines at petrol stations days before a long holiday weekend following mediation by the government.
The price of 95 octane petrol will go up by 18 cents a litre, while 93 will cost 4 cent less a litre.
International oil price jumped by close to 20% on Monday morning.
"Weakness in the Rand is expected to drive fuel prices higher in September," reports the Automobile Association.
Cash-strapped Zimbabwe received news of another fuel price hike on Monday, but Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube says he would like to see the fuel price increase further.
Petrol will be increasing by 9 cents per litre from midnight, with further increases to the price of diiesel and paraffin.
"Variable international oil prices, and an equally unpredictable Rand/US dollar exchange rate, have combined to provide a mixed picture for fuel prices in June," says the Automobile Association.
Oil started the week strongly after Saudi Arabia and other OPEC+ members signaled intentions to keep supplies constrained for the rest of the year, while US tensions with Iran ratcheted up.
As South African motorists reel from ongoing petrol price hikes we look at fuel prices around the world.
Brent crude reached $75 a barrel for the first time since October as the US decision to remove Iran sanctions waivers combined with a drop in Russian flows to fuel supply fears.
Higher fuel prices have driven up March inflation, and economists expect inflation to tick up even more in coming months.
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