This is certainly not the case. Our price of petrol is governed by fuel levies.
In June, we will be paying 29cents a litre more in taxes for petrol. More specifically, motorists will be coughing up R5.63 in taxes alone on every litre of petrol.
This is simply scandalous and doesn’t factor in upcoming oil price increases.
So while the motorist has long been a go-to cash cow for the government, it overlooks the catastrophic knock-on effect it has on the poor in everything from food to taxi fares.