Petrol price to go up in May

JOHANNESBURG –¬†Life is about to get even harder for South African motorists, as fuel prices go up yet again on Wednesday.

The Energy Department has confirmed that petrol will increase by 54-cents a litre.

Diesel will go up by 1-cent a litre and illuminating paraffin will climb by 3-cents a litre.

The department says international factors account for the increase, with April having proved a frustrating month for the rand.

This is the fourth fuel hike this year.