All grades of petrol are set to drop by 67 cents a litre at midnight on Wednesday.
JOHANNESBURG - The retail price of both 93 and 95 octane petrol is set to rise by 29 cents a litre on Wednesday.
According to the department, the price of diesel will also increase by 21 cents a litre and the wholesale price of illuminating paraffin would increase by 17 cents a litre.
Those wanting to buy LP gas will pay 21 cents more per kilogram.
The department attributed the fuel price adjustments to an increase in international factors and currency fluctuations.
International factors include the fact that South Africa imports both crude oil and finished products at a price set at the international level, including shipping costs.