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We have seen a big drop in the oil price internationally, yet our price controllers are talking about another increase this month. This in my view will add more pain to the man in the street and especially to the poorest of the poor.
I thought that food prices would decrease and that retailers would come to the party because there were two big decreases in the petrol price recently.
We had price fixing from big businesses such as Sasol, Tiger Brands and others. The companies who inflicted so much pain on the poorest majority only got a fine for fixing prices. I think the people deserve better.
When petrol and other fuel prices decrease, as they did last year and again this month, we did not see food prices coming down. But now, when there will be an increase, retailers will very quickly increase their prices.
I don't see how the government can justify the increase in fuel prices when the price of oil has dropped to $41 (about R418) a barrel.
Why can't the government be decisive and say that this month there will not be any adjustment in the price of fuel?
Every month there is either an increase or a decrease and this confuses consumers who are not sure what to expect.
Thomas Ramalivhana, Soweto