September 30, 2016 / 1:57 PM / 4 years ago

South Africa's petrol price to rise by 3.5 percent next week

A gas pump is seen hanging from the ceiling at a petrol station in Seoul June 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak/File Photo

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The retail price of petrol in South Africa will rise by 3.5 percent from October 5, while the price of wholesale diesel will go up by 2.2 percent, the energy department said on Friday.

The price of 93 octane petrol will rise by 44 cents to 12.34 and 95 octane by 43 cents to 12.60 rand per litre in the commercial hub of Gauteng province, while diesel will go up by 23 cents to 10.72 rand per litre, the department said in a statement.

Reporting by TJ Strydom; Editing by Ed Stoddard

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