Hot on the heels of an interest rate hike, consumers were dealt another blow in the form of a huge spike in the petrol price.
The latest petrol price increase will see motorists paying 39c more for a litre of petrol, taking the price close to R14/litre.
Last month consumers had to weather a 39c/l spike in the petrol price.
Diesel will rise by 24 cents or 1.9% to R13.11, while illuminating paraffin will go up by between 12 and 16 cents.
The latest hikes will see road users paying R13.96/l for petrol in Gauteng.