Boerseun made a good point. It is unconstitutional for a private citizen to be taxed for toll roads during personal travel, only for companies doing business. Just what does the SA law state regarding this point, I don't know.
Now, regarding the petrol price issue, the hikes will stop when this government fat cats are removed, their working places disinfected with Dettol, and replaced with honest people wanting to serve their country's people and not their own pockets.
It is my conviction that we are being taken for a helluva ride with this petrol price. We are not stupid, we know that brent crude is high and the rand to dollar is impacting negatively as well. However, the exact breakdown of how this all works remains to be seen, despite requests to show us, the public, how the price adjustment is calculated. If the calculated price to rise is 12c, then I feel fuel goes up by about 15c/litre...the government makes millions overnight by the extra 3c/litre and we can never know. Similarly, i feel that fuel price cuts are lessened to keep money coming in thereby screwing us both ways.
I don't trust anyone these days, especially those fools in government who influence these 'intricate calculations' for fuel price but, themselves have not necessarily passed Std 6 maths.
18 mths ago