Gasoline will rise by 99 cents per liter on Wednesday, October 3, while diesel will rise by R1,24. Liquid gas prices rise by R1,39 per kilogram.
The extremely high fuel price in South Africa is the result of an useless ANC-regime, is the opinion of the FF Plus’s leader, Dr. Pieter Groenewald’s, and he ascribes it to the excessive charges that the government puts on fuel to fill the state coffers to make up for financial mismanagement and corruption of the state.
In South Africa’s neighboring state of Botswana, the same fuel is significantly cheaper because Botswana does not have as much taxes as the South African government. The South African government has a financial crisis and the motorist is now the ones whom must make up for this financial irritation.
To hide behind a high oil price and a weak rand, according to Dr. Groenewald does not have enough justification for the high fuel price and it is used as a smoke screen to hide the government’s incompetence.
“What the state has to do is to reduce its taxes so that motorists can be treated fairly and consumer spending can fall. The FF Plus proposes the following steps:
Pick up the Road Accident Fund (POF).
Make third party insurance compulsory.
Reduce fuel tax (currently 38%).
Only pay fuel taxes on the maintenance and expansion of roads.
Read the original article in Afrikaans on Die Vryburger