Start counting those coins: Steep petrol price hike predicted for April

The Automobile Association said increasing international petrol prices were being worsened by a dipping rand/dollar exchange rate.

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CAPE TOWN - Motorists will need to dig deep into their pockets as a steep petrol price hike is predicted for April.

The Automobile Association on Tuesday said increasing international petrol prices were being worsened by a dipping rand/dollar exchange rate.

The association's Layton Beard said: “With an addition of 0.26c a litre increases to the general fuel and road accident fund levies coming into effect in April, petrol is expected to increase by a whopping R1.16 a litre and diesel by R0.92 a litre.”

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