Petrol Price Hike for South Africans

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa‘s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe said on Friday the Slate Levy on petrol and diesel would fall to 0 cents per litre.

Gwede Mantashe arrives to be sworn in as South Africa’s Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy in Pretoria, South Africa, May 30, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

The statement also said the price of petrol would rise by 11 cents per litre, while diesel would decrease by 13.29 cents per litre or 14.29 cents per litre depending on the sulphur content.

(Reporting by Emma Rumney; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)