Petrol price in South Africa infographicJust 10 years ago South Africans were paying 339% less for petrol. In August 2004, unleaded fuel on the reef was priced at R4.00 a litre, with diesel at R3.29.
Petrol price increasesOn average, the price has gained nearly rand a year, but the jumps have been erratic.
There was a brief period of respite from August 2008 to August 2009, when the price dropped by nearly R2.50. But since then, it has almost doubled to new highs seen this month.