No electricity connection, but R69 000 bill

2014-12-12 16:40

A Fin24 user was shocked to discover that the City of Johannesburg wants R69 000 from him for what they say are overdue rates.

Eskom power cuts hit agriculture

2014-12-09 16:18

Agriculture, with a large component of seasonal workers, is suffering from inadequate electricity supply and load shedding.

Commercial property rates nightmares

2014-12-05 11:36

It is not only buyers and sellers of residential property who are frustrated by delays in the issue of rates clearance certificates by various municipalities.

We suffer too, Cape Town - Jozi ratepayers

2014-12-03 15:12

Ratepayers in Johannesburg are sending a message to Capetonians frustrated by delays in the issue of rates clearance certificates: You are not alone.

Comet project a waste of time and money

2014-11-17 11:50

A Fin24 user has a much better use for a mere fraction of the billions he says are wasted on bogus comet research.

Discovery clarifies road accident clause

2014-11-12 18:40

Discovery Health CEO Jonathan Broomberg sheds light on the debate about Discovery Health Medical Aid and its members' claims from the Road Accident Fund.

E-tolls collection firm denies staff, pay claims

2014-10-23 11:24

The controversy about operations at e-tolls collection company ETC continues with yet another Fin24 user raising the alarm.

E-tolls collection firm cuts jobs

2014-10-17 14:45

E-tolls collection company ETC's decision to start laying off staff and close temporary structures and services comes as a shock to workers, says a Fin24 user.

Gross negligence suspected at private hospital

2014-10-07 15:41

After her mother died suddenly in ICU, a Fin24 user asks why we pay so much for private hospital care in the expectation of being well looked after.

Why medical specialists charge so much

2014-10-02 10:11

Many patients believe specialists' fees are unscrupulously high. A doctor explains why, and warns of the negative consequences if high fees are not paid.

Behind the scenes in ICU

2014-09-26 14:49

As part of the continuing debate on the high cost of private health care, two opposing views of the care received in ICU have emerged.

Private hospital staff: We are money-making slaves

2014-09-21 14:07

Private hospital staff have added their voice to the lively debate on the high cost of private hospital care.

Funeral policies and pre-existing conditions

2014-09-16 16:52

Following on Fin24 user Brian's letter telling of his rude awakening regarding his wife's funeral policy, another Fin24 user also shares her experience.

Two sides to private hospital care

2014-09-11 17:39

The focus in the debate on the reasons for the high cost of private hospital care has shifted to the conditions and behaviour of staff at these hospitals.

How to save petrol

2014-09-11 10:11

A Fin24 user offers tips on how to be frugal with ever-pricier petrol.

Why private health care is expensive

2014-09-10 18:16

Before complaining about the high cost of private hospital care, consumers must be aware of the expensive background workings, says an insider.

Only a genius can calculate toll payments

2014-09-08 15:19

A Fin24 user says only a mathematical genius armed with a highly detailed log will be able to work out accurate e-toll payments.

Beware of funeral policy surprise

2014-09-02 17:41

When someone dear passes away it is traumatic and then having to deal with "unethical, rude people at an insurance company" is just too much, says a Fin24 user.

Mind the Gaps

2014-08-28 09:14

There are many money-related gaps but how do you define them, asks user Ike Jakson.

Mind the Gaps

2014-08-25 11:56

There are so many gaps, mostly related to money, but how do you define them, asks Fin24 user Ike Jakson.

What went wrong at Ellerine?

2014-08-20 18:04

Fin24 users provide their view of what went wrong with Ellerine, the loss-making furniture selling business of African Bank.

Credit temptation: Cut up your cards

2014-08-20 13:12

A Fin24 user shares her strategy of tackling debt, adding that she cut up her credit and bank cards because she could not trust herself around them.

How African Bank fail impacts Ellerine clients

2014-08-14 16:10

African Bank has been placed under curatorship and Fin24 users, who have bought furniture from the bank's Ellerine unit, seek answers.

Retirees offer skills to help economy

2014-08-11 07:41

The fact that pensioners' skills are not harnessed should be addressed, say Fin24 users.


Solar power runs home, office

2014-12-10 21:15

While frustrations mount because of Eskom's energy crisis, a Fin24 user shares how solar power is running his home and office - even leaving power to spare.

Proposal for businesses hit by load shedding

2014-12-07 15:53

Amidst yet another weekend of load shedding an entrepreneur has come up with a suggestion she hopes will help small businesses to cope during power cuts.

Rates clearance troubles continue

2014-12-04 14:08

While conveyancers in Cape Town still don't know if the deeds office will be closing over the holiday season, more Fin24 users share their rates frustrations.

Champing at the bit because of rates system

2014-12-02 14:03

A Fin24 user working for a large law firm shares his views on the problems with the City of Cape Town's new system for obtaining rates clearance certificates.

Questions after private hospital visit

2014-11-13 14:42

In reaction to the debate about the high cost of private hospital care, a Fin24 user recounts his experience of a 9-hour stay at a private hospital.

Why I ditched medical aid

2014-10-28 11:07

An R8 000+ bill for five hours at a private hospital was the final straw that broke the camel's back for a Fin24 user who ditched medical aid for a hospital plan.

Pay devices cause duplicate card transactions

2014-10-21 12:28

Certain merchant pay point devices have caused duplicate card transactions to occur on the accounts of a number of consumers.

Private hospitals 'changed nursing forever'

2014-10-15 14:57

More nurses have added their voice to the ongoing debate about private health care, questioning whether they are expected to look after the patient or the hospital.

Illegal practices horrify ICU nurse

2014-10-10 06:00

Practices in ICU wards are costing medical aids a lot more simply because hospitals are illegally cutting corners in terms of staffing costs, claims an insider.

Feeling cheated by doctors

2014-10-06 17:57

If you are a medical scheme member and your spouse gets breast cancer, you need to find out exactly what your scheme will pay for and what it won’t.

African Bank and credit cards

2014-09-29 14:33

A few Fin24 users wrote with queries about how the African Bank curatorship is impacting the credit cards they have with the bank.

Hospitals 'don't care much about patients'

2014-09-17 18:00

A medical doctor continues the debate about problems in the private hospital care industry by sharing his own behind-the-scenes experience.

JSE says issues resolved

2014-09-15 11:10

The JSE has apologised for the delay of the opening of its equity market due to a network issue, but says it has solved the problem.

iPhone 6: To upgrade or not

2014-09-11 16:01

Are cellphone contracts a good thing? Fin24 users discuss this vexing question in the wake of Apple’s launch of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch.

African Bank impact on pension funds

2014-09-10 19:10

Fin24 users are raising their concerns about the impact African Bank's curatorship could have on their pension or provident funds.

Payment of private hospital staff questioned

2014-09-09 17:44

The debate regarding high private hospital costs continues with a Fin24 user claiming staff is not well paid at one of these big private hospital groups.

African Bank curatorship and garnishee orders

2014-09-02 18:01

A Fin24 user wants to know what the impact of the African Bank curatorship is on garnishee orders in favour of the bank.

Are you financially fit?

2014-08-29 11:38

Stop living a fake life, get real about your finances and put yourself out of the debt monster's reach, says a Fin24 user.

You'll pay African Bank until you die - clients

2014-08-25 17:27

African Bank's curator responds to the many Fin24 users who are burdened by the high interest rates on loans.

Fur flies in animal rights debate

2014-08-24 10:00

Do we have the right to kill animals for their fur? Fin24 users have some punchy opinions on this thorny issue.

Credit temptation

2014-08-20 13:53

A Fin24 user cut up her credit & bank cards because she could not trust herself around them.

Fear of job losses among Ellerine suppliers

2014-08-15 10:29

African Bank's placement under curatorship has caused concern of job losses and gains to China among suppliers of its loss-making furniture unit, Ellerine.

Retirement = freedom

2014-08-11 01:09

The moment you retire, you are free, responds a user to comments on pensioner status.

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