The price of petrol is set to rise by about R1 a litre from next Wednesday, while diesel is set to rise by 66 cents, according to the Automobile Association.
Although the latest data from the Central Energy Fund points towards increases of 73 cents per litre for petrol and 39c/l for diesel, based on oil price and currency movements for the month, April’s fuel price will also be affected by a 27c/l increase in taxes.
These levies will now total R5.96 on every litre of fuel purchased.
This will see 95 Unleaded costing R16.62, surpassing the previous highs of R16.49 seen in late 2018.
"We can only stress again the severe additional damage these increases will do to household budgets, both directly and indirectly as the increased transport costs ripple throughout the value chain,” the AA added.