'Our fuel price is not high, government taxes are!' - Readers respond to SA fuel price hikes

South African motorists are bracing themselves for yet another fuel price hike. The increase is set to raise the price of fuel to an all-time high. The AA expresses its concerns over the impact of these price hikes on the economy.

Trends are showing that another massive fuel price hike is likely at the end of May. 

The AA says: "Last month's fuel price account was closed earlier by the Department of Energy, resulting in the postponement of a substantial 50% per-litre increase brought on by a weakening Rand and rising international oil prices at the end of April. 
 
"However, this means the country started the month (May) with a substantial fuel price deficit. In the first half of May, the fuel picture has continued to worsen, with steep oil price rises and ongoing weakness of the Rand against the US dollar."


How are you coping with the steep fuel hikes? Have you been forced to make other travelling arrangements? Email us


South African fuel users are currently facing increases of 74 cents a litre for petrol and 81 cents for diesel.  

SEE: Is SA petrol globally overpriced?

SEE: What are Southern African countries paying for fuel?

We asked readers their thoughts on SA fuel prices:

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
It's far too expensive
39% - 26 votes
Eskom and Load shedding
30% - 20 votes
Nothing wrong with my old car
6% - 4 votes
I don't think EV is the way to go
24% - 16 votes
Vote