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20
Jun

Petrol or diesel? C200 AMG Line has the looks but C220d Avantgarde gets the miles

Expect more than 1000km per tank from the C220d if you drive it with a gentle right foot. C200 drives like a small sports car, but it can do with more poke under the bonnet. They glide well, but a low ride height might be a challenge for most of today's drivers. For motoring news, go to Wheels24 I played musical chairs with the new 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class in C200 AMG…

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20
Jun

OPINION | Fuel’s errand: Why SA should steer clear of large-scale gas-fired power

Large-scale, frequently-used gas-fired power is not the right option to solve South Africa's energy woes, writes Richard Halsey.  Karpowership is fuming. And not because it is burning gas. When South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy announced in early June that power purchase agreements had been signed for only three of 11 planned emergency power projects—intended to rapidly fill the country’s energy gap—the Turkish energy firm Karpowership was quick to…

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20
Jun

No petrol, no cars: Cubans turn to electric transport

There is a new sight on the streets of Havana: increasing numbers of electric vehicles. As fuel shortages and US sanctions take their toll, Cubans are turning to smaller, cheaper, plug-in alternatives. Also increasingly popular are electric motorbikes - of which there are an estimated 40 000 to 50 000 in Cuba. There is a new sight on the streets of Havana: increasing numbers of electric vehicles whizzing among the…

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20
Jun

Cosatu to protest high fuel prices in peaceful demonstration on Friday

Preparations for the peaceful protest demonstration by Cosatu on Friday are in full swing. The union will be demonstrating against the recent fuel hike, high cost of living, unemployment, poverty and poor wages. Cosatu KZN provincial secretary Edwin Mkhize said all Cosatu affiliates and alliance partners will join them in the demonstration as the current situation was an injury to all. Mkhize said the fuel hikes have led to the…

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20
Jun

Win R1 000 to fill your tank

We’re treating our loyal readers to a R1 000 fuel-budget bonus! Get your copy of YOU for more details The price of petrol has inspired many a meme, but it’s still leaving us down in the dumps. We’re all feeling the pain at the pumps, which is why we’re giving away cash to one lucky reader every week to help beat the fill-up blues. Stand a chance to win R1…

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20
Jun

WATCH LIVE | National Assembly debates fuel price hike

Parliament hosts the DA's debate on the fuel price hike on Wednesday 15 June. The DA is demanding that the ANC government slash fuel prices, by cutting the 33% tax on fuel. The DA said it will formally table its proposals aimed at cutting more than R6 in tax and levies from every litre of fuel. Fuel prices went up at the beginning of June. The price of 95-octane unleaded petrol…

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14
Jun

4 Diesel crossovers under R350 000 that could help you fill up with fuel less frequently

SA's cheapest diesel car could help you score around 800km from 35 litres. Ford's EcoSport can achieve up to 1000km per tank if you drive it gently. Renault Duster impresses with economy, features and asking price. For motoring news, go to Wheels24 As the cost of living in South Africa increases and fuel costs rise unabated, and we scrape the lint from the bottom of our wallets to fill up, buying a new…

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14
Jun

Putin says it’ll likely be years before the West can cut itself off from Russian oil and natural gas

Putin said it's unlikely the West will be able to cut off Russia's oil and gas in the next few years. Energy prices have soared this year and are boosting Russian energy revenues. The EU has banned Russian oil — but not natural gas, as it remains reliant on the fuel. For more stories visit Business Insider. Russian President Vladimir Putin said it'll be several years before the West can…

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13
Jun

Will SA buy discounted oil from Russia? We’ll find the ‘best offer’, says Gungubele

Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele did not rule out the possibility of buying Russian oil if it were offered to South Africa at a rate that could lower fuel costs. Asked whether government would consider purchasing oil from Russia at a discount available to other Brics countries, instead of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Gungubele said government would do what was necessary to find the "best…

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13
Jun

KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport to meet with Santaco over fuel prices

The KwaZulu–Natal Department of Transport said it will be meeting with the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) on Friday following threats of a national shutdown. This comes after Santaco distanced themselves from the national shutdown. A statement they released said they never lobbied any organisation for a national shutdown and there was no plan to participate in any shutdown. They said they held the strongest view that there was…

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