On Tuesday 31 July, OUTA together with other civil action groups under the Freedom Movement banner will protest against the ever increasing fuel levy.
We will hand over a memorandum to the minster of Treasury, calling for a reduction of R1 in the general fuel levy and an independent inquiry into the Road Accident Fund(RAF).
While government shifts the blame, suggesting our high fuel prices are due only to external factors like the oil price and the rand/dollar exchange, OUTA has shown that our fuel price can be significant reduced by adjusting the general fuel levy .
This is within government’s control and simply requires their will to make this possible.
Our memorandum also calls for an investigation of the RAF which receives a portion (R1.93) paid to the fuel levy and R 3.37 goes to the fiscus.
The RAF has been marred with fruitless and wasteful expenditure and an independent investigation will ensure that these funds will no longer go to waste.
South Africans are overburdened with too much tax, we pay for the tax on fuel, we pay for Value Added Tax(VAT) and another tax when we pass through a toll.
Join the march for R1 Less Stress
Date: Tuesday 31 July
Venue: Assemble at Church Square in Pretoria Central.
If you cannot join the protest on Tuesday, but would like to lend your voice, here are a few suggestions on how you can show your support:
Click on the images above or the links below to download the posters.
OUTA is a proudly South African civil action organisation, that is purely crowd funded. Our work is supported by ordinary citizens who are passionate about holding government accountable and ensuring our taxes are used to the benefit of all South Africans.