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Cape Town - South Africans should continue to tighten belts despite petrol price reprieves in recent months, experts have urged.

The price of petrol dropped in July by up to 69c a litre, while the price of diesel came down by 60c. This followed a breather of 25c a litre in June after increasing 30c a litre in May.

While petrol price drops offer some financial reprieve, South Africans should prepare for potential fuel fluctuations, suggested Priya Naicker, advice manager at Old Mutual Personal Finance.  

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