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PICS: 7 things the price of petrol could buy you

Oct 01 2018 13:29
Lameez Omarjee and Allison Jeftha, Fin24

The Department of Energy announced on Monday that the fuel price would go up by as much as R1 per litre, taking the price to a record high of R17/l.

The fuel hikes kick in on Tuesday at midnight.

Here are seven things you could buy from a local supermarket for the price of a litre of petrol.

A man collects drinking water from taps that are f

A 5l water bottle.


A 2l bottle of Coca-Cola

Dry lentils

A 500g bag of dried lentils.

loaf of bread

A loaf of bread.


A 400g can of pilchards.

bag of sugar

A 1kg bag of sugar.

tomato sauce

A 750ml bottle of tomato sauce.

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