Protest against fuel hike planned for Monday

Residents are advised to be aware of another day of slow-moving traffic as the People Against Petrol and Paraffin Price Increases (PAPPPI) have vowed to bring the entire country to a standstill through a planned protest on Monday.

Last month protestors blocked the N3 highway and other major routes in and around Durban in a bid to highlight the pressure put on motorist since the recent petrol price increases.

READ: IFP want fuel price levies suspended

Speaking to Clement Manyathela, National Convenor at PAPPPI Visvin Reddy says it is important for listeners to understand that when you embark on a protest action, is a final resort.

You explore every other avenue which includes negotiations, meeting with authorities putting up your case. We don't just call protests for the sake of calling protests and to have a headline on the newspapers.

Visvin Reddy, National Convenor at PAPPPI

Responsible leaders will make sure that they would exhaust every possible means of trying to get the matter resolved.

Visvin Reddy, National Convenor at PAPPPI

He says that protests are not a good thing for the country and for those that support the protests.

Remember people that stay away from work end up losing a day's pay. And we are fighting for fuel prices to come down to benefit the poor and as a means to fight poverty in this country.

Visvin Reddy, National Convenor at PAPPPI

He adds that they cancelled the protest last month because the office of the Presidency had agreed to meet with them.

Reddy says while they were having these meetings, fuel prices continued to go up.

We believe that in the next month, there is going to be another massive increase that motorists have to brace themselves for.

Visvin Reddy, National Convenor at PAPPPI

So what we have done, is we have asked that the government, the presidency, in particular, needs to put a moratorium on all future increases while we negotiate with the government around finding a solution in the interest of the majority of South Africans.

Visvin Reddy, National Convenor at PAPPPI

Listen below to the full interview...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] What can we expect from this week's Cabinet lekgotla?

[LISTEN] What can we expect from this week's Cabinet lekgotla?

The cabinet lekgotla is set to begin on Tuesday in Pretoria.

President Ramaphosa to address the nation on land, and economic stimulus

President Ramaphosa to address the nation on land, and economic stimulus

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews independent political analyst Dr Somadoda Fikeni.

[LISTEN] Outa demands that fuel prices be capped at R15 per litre

[LISTEN] Outa demands that fuel prices be capped at R15 per litre

Chief Operating Officer at Outa Ben Theron gives a summary of what happened in Pretoria during their march against fuel prices.

South Africans spending more on fuel than new cars

South Africans spending more on fuel than new cars

The Democratic Alliance, Outa and several taxi associations are preparing to march against rising fuel costs and VAT.

What will the DA and Outa fuel levy protest actually achieve?

What will the DA and Outa fuel levy protest actually achieve?

Economic analyst Prof. Bonke Dumisa says the planned protest against petrol hikes is unlikely to have an impact on fuel costs.

Motoring: Exploring the second-hand car market with Jacob Moshokoa

Motoring: Exploring the second-hand car market with Jacob Moshokoa

If you are feeling the economic pinch, Mosohokoa says the second hand market is massive in South Africa and worth exploring.

Outa calls on government to slash petrol price, reduce fuel levy by R1

Outa calls on government to slash petrol price, reduce fuel levy by R1

Outa, the DA, taxi group and other civil organsations plan to march against the increasing fuel prices.

Tweeps are flipping out at Ramaphosa over the fuel price hike expected in August

Tweeps are flipping out at Ramaphosa over the fuel price hike expected in August

President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration has come under fire on Twitter following the news of another possible fuel price hike.

We have been calling for a freeze on the fuel levy for years - Outa

We have been calling for a freeze on the fuel levy for years - Outa

Outa says its too late for ANC's call on government to address the increased fuel levy.

Eusebius: 'ANC's corrupt cadres are part of the reason for the high fuel price'

Eusebius: 'ANC's corrupt cadres are part of the reason for the high fuel price'

Eusebius Mckaiser says ANC leadership inside the state is the most important reasons why we are in a hot economic mess.

Petrol hikes: 'There's very little that government can do'

Petrol hikes: 'There's very little that government can do'

Economist Dr Iraj Abidian says South Africa is currently not in a position to stabilise fuel prices.

[LISTEN] This is where your money goes for every R16 spent on a litre of petrol

[LISTEN] This is where your money goes for every R16 spent on a litre of petrol

The fuel hike is just one of the many increases consumers face. Nedbank economist Busisiwe Radebe breaks down how it's allocated.

Opinion: Petrol price hike is only a fraction of your annual increase

Opinion: Petrol price hike is only a fraction of your annual increase

CapeTalk Producer Bruce Hong says petrol has gone up by 1.74% in the last 51 months which is less than our annual increase of 5%.

Stressed over fuel price hikes? Here's how you can make your tank last longer

Stressed over fuel price hikes? Here's how you can make your tank last longer

Spokesperson at the AA, Layton Beard gives a few tips on how South Africans can save on fuel as petrol prices keep soaring.

IFP want fuel price levies suspended

IFP want fuel price levies suspended

The party has requested that the General Fuel and RA levies on the petrol price be suspended.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Young boy's school concert dance moves delights Twitter

[WATCH] Young boy's school concert dance moves delights Twitter

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

What is better - money in the bank or investing in shares?

What is better - money in the bank or investing in shares?

Personal finance expert Warren Ingram offers a definitive answer with an explanation ordinary people can understand.

KZN bishop Timothy Ngcobo stands by xenophobic remarks

KZN bishop Timothy Ngcobo stands by xenophobic remarks

The well-known religious leader has allegedly been put under surveillance by KZN police for fueling xenophobic sentiments.

[WATCH] Man amazingly catches flying phone while on roller coaster

[WATCH] Man amazingly catches flying phone while on roller coaster

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

EWN's Barry Bateman caught on camera calling Julius Malema a  P***, EWN responds

EWN's Barry Bateman caught on camera calling Julius Malema a P***, EWN responds

Twitter was abuzz after EWN reporter used the P after a press briefing with Economic Freedom Fighters leader.

'Data doesn't support that foreigners are grabbing jobs from South Africans'

'Data doesn't support that foreigners are grabbing jobs from South Africans'

African Centre for Migration Studies' Dr Rebecca Walker says lack of governance is the main issue, not immigration.

Nando's response to Pick n Pay 'iNkukhu' advert has social media in stitches

Nando's response to Pick n Pay 'iNkukhu' advert has social media in stitches

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Nigeria calls for sanctions against South Africa

Nigeria calls for sanctions against South Africa

"Enough is enough," said the Nigerian government in an official statement.