RELIEF: Expected drop in fuel prices

After months of cripplingly high fuel prices, South African motorists can likely look forward to some relief at the pumps next month.

According to the Automobile Association, mid-month fuel data is pointing towards a petrol price decrease of up to 83 cents a litre, with diesel coming down by around 45 cents and illuminating paraffin by around 42 cents.

But don’t get your hopes up too high, as these predictions are based on mid-month data and the final price for August will depend on how the rand and international oil prices perform between now and the end of the month.