The Energy Department says it believes the strengthening of the rand has lessened the petrol price hike by nearly 10 cents.
From Wednesday, motorists will have to fork out 7 cents more for a litre of petrol.
The price of diesel will be going up by between 1 and 2 cents a litre.
While consumers will now be paying 7 cents less for illuminating paraffin.
The department’s Robert Maake said, “The strengthening of the rand has cushioned the price.”
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