File: Petrol pumps seen at a local petrol station. eNCA
JOHANNESBURG - Trade union Solidarity is fighting for the deregulation of fuel prices.
The union has sent letters to Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana calling for this to be actioned.
South Africans have recently had to deal with dramatic fuel price increases.
Solidarity says fuel price deregulation will ease financial pressure on consumers and businesses.
It's also called for a reduction in the fuel levy which is currently included in the retail fuel price.
Solidarity says South Africa is one of a few countries in the world where the government exercises a degree of artificial fuel price manipulation.