Emirates has announced a surcharge on all Winter flights (South African Summer) flights. This means all Economy flights will cost a little bit more.
A surcharge of US$40 (R557) will be added to tickets for flights travelling into Dubai between December 13 and 21, and again between January 2 and 6. Flights out of Dubai between January 2 and 12 will also have the charge added.
This means the peak flights tickets will be even more expensive. If you have already booked your December flights well done, you are probably saving close to R1000 per ticket.