Driving gets a little more expensive

Ugh! As if we’re not cash-strapped already, petrol prices are expected to increase significantly from the end of March into April. The Automobile Association (AA) said that the price of petrol is set to increase by 90 cents a litre, diesel by 60 cents a litre and illuminating paraffin by 62 cents a litre. But, when levies are factored in, the price of petrol will increase by R1.16 a litre. 🚘

The AA cites the increase in international petroleum prices compounded by the weak rand as reasons for the rise, News24 reported. Maybe it’s time we think green: bicycles, carpool and walking (skateboarding if that’s your thing) – that ought to save us a buck or two. In the meantime, remember to fill up your tank before the end of the month.