Fuel price: Here's how much it will cost to fill-up your car

Pretoria – According to the Department of Energy, the price of fuel dropped due to a strong Rand against the US Dollar on March 7.

This led to a decrease of the price of petrol and diesel by 19.33c/l and 19.68c/l respectively.

The decrease in the fuel price however will be short lived as an increase in the fuel levy is set to take effect from April 2018. 

Fuel levy increase

In Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s maiden Budget Speech earlier in February, it was revealed that fuel prices would increase by 52 cents per litre; 22 cents per litre for the general fuel levy and a 30 cents per litre increase in the Road Accident Fund Levy. 

The increase will come into effect from April 1.


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Fuel typeNew prices
Petrol (inland)
Unleaded and LRP 93R13.54
Unleaded 95R13.76
Petrol (coast)
Unleaded 93 R13.13
Unleaded and LRP 95R13.27
Diesel (inland)
0.05%R12.10
0.01%R12.15
Diesel (coast)
0.05%R11.70
0.01%R11.77

After the recent fuel announcement, here's what you could be paying for a full tank of petrol and diesel: (based on a 60-litre fuel tank