Fuel Price Increase Will Cripple South Africans

01 July 2013    



The IFP has noted the reports that the fuel price will increase again this week and it believes that this will have a major negative impact on the vast majority of South Africans.


IFP Spokesperson on Energy, Mr JH van der Merwe, MP, said, “Increases in the petrol price will not only result in South Africans having to pay more at the pump but will also increase the prices of goods and services in the country.


Government must look at other options for fuelling our economy. We should be heavily invested in finding our own fuel resources and in bio-fuels.”


Van der Merwe further stated that, “Biofuels research and development should be incentivised and encouraged by government.”



Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Energy,Mr JH van der Merwe, 083 444  4944 

or contact 

IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 24 5675