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petrolpumpThe Citizen reports that taxi commuters might have to dig even deeper into their pockets as another taxi fare increase is on the cards.  

The National Taxi Alliance has, according to an eNCA report, said the petrol price increase meant that they too would be forced to up their fares.  The fuel price will rocket to a record R17 a litre from Tuesday night.  Both grades of petrol, 93 and 95, will increase by 99c and 100c a litre respectively from midnight.  The Automobile Association (AA) said the increases were catastrophic for road users:  “They are the biggest in South African history.  The major culprit is South Africa’s chaotic economic policy which has left us defenceless against upticks in international oil prices.  The cost of doing business will go up and consumer disposable income will shrink.  We don’t believe the economy could grow meaningfully under such conditions,” the AA stated.

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