Consumer boycott: What would be the impact?

2017-04-07 16:44

A call for consumers to avoid paying any VAT for a day in order to flex their muscles in protest against President Jacob Zuma has been doing the rounds on social media.

Junk downgrade will hit debt-ridden consumers hard

2017-04-05 05:02

The S&P downgrade of SA's sovereign debt rating to junk status is going to have a massive impact on deeply indebted South Africans, says a debt expert.

Worst of SA growth cycle now over - economists

2017-03-07 16:31

GDP contracted 0.3% in the last quarter of 2016, however economists believe that this may be the end of the low growth cycle.

Fuel levy hike might affect other prices too

2017-02-22 14:52

The hike in the general fuel levy and the RAF levy, effective 5 April 2017, will probably have an inflationary impact right through the South African economy.

Consumers wary of taking on more credit

2017-02-01 19:31

Growth in household credit balances, including mortgage balances, is forecast to remain relatively low in 2017, according to an analyst.

Ten reasons why consumers are more demanding

2017-01-18 18:36

Consumers are now more demanding of products, services and brands than ever before and new research shows why this is the case.

What the govt can do to help boost SA trade

2017-01-09 19:11

The Consumer Goods Council of SA is cautiously optimistic about an improved trading outlook in the consumer goods sector during 2017.

Main reasons consumers feel financially vulnerable

2016-11-28 05:45

In a survey for the latest MMI Unisa Consumer Financial Vulnerability Index consumers share the reasons why they feel financially vulnerable.

Fund that beat 91% of peers puts next big bet on world’s poorest

2016-11-24 12:08

Here’s some good news: The world’s poorest consumers will get richer. It’s a bet that is already enriching a top performing emerging markets fund in Norway.

Potato prices to soar even more due to low harvest

2016-10-20 06:52

The low potato harvest will see prices rise for the next four weeks to between R5/kg and R6/kg as low rain levels contribute to vegetable price hikes.


Zuma's disregard for business voice worrisome - consumer body

2017-04-06 17:39

The Consumer Goods Council of SA finds an apparent disregard by President Jacob Zuma and his government for advice from the business community very worrisome.

More consumers pawn cars to get loans

2017-03-12 12:25

The National Credit Regulator is concerned about the rising number of consumers who pawn their motor vehicles in order to obtain loans.

#Budget2017: The impact on consumers

2017-02-23 06:52

Various consumer organisations and experts express their views on the impact Budget 2017 could have on consumers.

SA consumers felt less vulnerable late in 2016 - index

2017-02-10 18:37

South African consumers felt financially less vulnerable in the fourth quarter of 2016, as shown in the latest MMI Unisa Consumer Financial Vulnerability Index.

Fuel price hike will create toxic mix - debt expert

2017-01-25 19:57

An expected increase in the fuel price will create a toxic mix that is going to severely impact debt ridden South Africans, says a debt expert.

Market 'surprised' by December's 6.8% inflation rate

2017-01-18 18:00

December's inflation of 6.8% negatively surprised markets, peaking higher than expectations.

Why SA consumers are in for a rough ride in 2017

2016-12-30 13:41

2017 will be a tough year and consumers who had difficulty making ends meet in 2016 are going to find it much harder in the New Year, warns a debt expert.

Debt forgiveness will encourage irresponsible borrowing - expert

2016-11-25 15:29

Debt forgiveness would accelerate irresponsible borrowing and could be seen as discriminatory to people who consistently repay their debt, says a debt expert.

Mega Menlyn mall expects 2m visitors in December

2016-11-23 20:30

Developers of the upgraded Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria expect 2m consumers in December.

Spike in raw material prices to hit consumers

2016-10-14 10:07

Statistics show the producer price index of raw milk has gone up by 24% over the past year, with consumers paying more for milk than last year due to the drought.

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