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Motorists will have to dig even deeper into their pockets following the announcement that the petrol price will be hiked by 81 cents a litre at midnight, bringing the price of petrol to over R20 a litre in Gauteng and other inland provinces.

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy said that diesel would go up by 72.5 cents a litre, while a litre of illuminating paraffin would go up by 42.2 cents.

With fuel hikes continuing to batter South Africans, it’s likely that the cost of living will also rise. If the petrol price goes up, transporters have to spend more to fill their tanks, making food and essential items more expensive.

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