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Expect taxi and e-hailing service fares to rise significantly as fuel price increase bites

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On Wednesday, the retail price of unleaded 95 and unleaded 93 petrol increases by R2.33 and R2.43, respectively. Photo: Getty/Gallo Images.
On Wednesday, the retail price of unleaded 95 and unleaded 93 petrol increases by R2.33 and R2.43, respectively. Photo: Getty/Gallo Images.

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Drivers at e-hailing services such as Uber and Bolt are frustrated after the fuel price was hiked yet again on Wednesday, and want the companies they work for to raise fares too.

Siyabonga Qaba, who has been a Bolt driver for a little over three years, told City Press that it was important “to realise that this is something we have been struggling with for some time now, as fuel price increases have become so regular”.

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