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petrolpumpEWN reports that the Public Servants Association of SA (PSA) has welcomed the drop in petrol prices which kicked in on Tuesday (2 January) night at midnight.  

According to the Department of Energy, the decreases were mainly due to the strengthening of the rand against the dollar during the period under review, with it having done well since the election of the new president of the governing ANC.  The PSA commented:  “As much as we welcome the move, we’re also saying it cannot be a temporary relief.  For us to sustain this it means we need a political stability and we also need the government to prioritise ways and means to stabilise the economy.”  PSA General Manager, Ivan Fredericks, added:  “The state of the rand and the economy will have an impact on the public service salary negotiations that are underway.  As a representative of over 230,000 public servants, the PSA urges the government to use this opportunity and improve the economy as it will be both beneficial for the state as the employer and our members.”

Read this report by Tendani Mulaudzi in full at EWN

Read the PSA’s press statement in this regard at PSA online

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