Cosatu raises concerns over fuel, electricity hikes

Our tough economic times are just getting tougher. From today, motorists will pay 91 cents more for a litre of petrol, while diesel increases by 55 cents a litre. Another spike that's looming is in the cost of electricity. Last month’s unrest and looting further impacted an already ailing economy. Cosatu’s General Secretary, Bheki Ntshalintshali, spoke to Clement Manyathela about the economic hardships we are facing. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Cosatu says government needs to examine how they will cushion the impact the fuel and electricity hikes will have on the poor.

From Wednesday, motorists are paying 91 cents more for a litre of petrol, while diesel increases by 55 cents a litre.

READ: Higher fuel price to impact households

Another spike that's looming is in the cost of electricity.

Nersa has approved Eskom’s electricity tariff increase of 15.63 percent for the 2021/2022 financial year.

Last month’s unrest and looting further impacted an already ailing economy.

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