Motorists will be digging deep next Wednesday, when the price of petrol and diesel goes up substantially.

Motorists will be digging deep next Wednesday, when the price of petrol and diesel goes up substantially.

Wholesale prices for diesel and illuminating paraffin will increase by 16 cents and 18 cents a litre respectively.

From March 5, petrol inland will cost R4,22 and R4,11 at the coast. Diesel will cost R3,71 inland and R3,60 at the coast while illuminating paraffin will cost R2,84 inland and R2,65 at the coast.

The department said the average international prices of petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin had increased. The minister also approved an increase of 2,4 cents a litre in the dealers' margin with effect from March 5.