Finance minister Enoch Godongwana on Thursday announced that the general fuel levy will be temporarily reduced by R1.50 per litre.
“This will reduce the levy for petrol from R3.85/l to R2.35/l. The levy on diesel will be reduce from R3.70/l to R2.20/l. These amounts exclude other levies such as the Road Accident Fund levy and the carbon fuel levy‚” Godongwana said.
This would be implemented from Wednesday April 6 to May 31.
This comes as the government tries to find relief measures for motorists and consumers after the fuel price shot up to more than R20/l in December last year.
Godongwana said since the start of the Russian-Ukraine conflict the world had seen a sharp increase in crude oil prices.