SA households' net wealth increases despite economic recession - report

2018-10-27 10:24

The purchasing power of households’ net wealth increased by R60.2bn over the period from the end of the first quarter of 2018 to the end of the second quarter.

SA consumers in tight corner as high prices, fuel hikes take their toll

2018-10-09 10:38

More than 40% of SA consumers are technically over-indebted and most of them cannot make further adjustments to their budgets, warns a debt expert.

Bleak festive season ahead as petrol price spills over R17/litre

2018-10-01 19:44

A bleak festive season is on the cards if the current rate of fuel increases continues over the next two months, warns an economist.

Modest uptick for consumer credit in July

2018-08-30 19:58

While household credit growth has been on an upward trajectory, it remains weak in historical terms, says Investec economist Lara Hodes.

Nearly three-quarters of SA households 'financially unwell' - study

2018-08-14 12:43

Research by Momentum and Unisa shows that 73.5% of SA households were financially unwell in 2017.

Scrap e-tolls, review fuel levies to ease consumer burden, pleads OUTA

2018-07-13 15:58

OUTA has renewed calls to scrap e-tolls in a submission to ministers of the economic cluster, where the organisation makes practical suggestions for government to ease the burden on consumers.

Fuel price hike: Consumers brace for higher food, transport costs

2018-07-03 22:14

The fuel price hike - which came into effect early on Wednesday morning - will hit consumers hard, economists have warned.

SA has heightened chance of going into recession - Mike Schüssler

2018-06-15 06:15

Economic data shows a worrying picture could be emerging, the business cycle is in a long downturn and new cost burdens are putting consumers under pressure, says economist Mike Schüssler.

Almost 9 hours at minimum wage to dry clean a suit in Cape Town - index

2018-05-14 23:00

Cape Town ranks among the top 10 cities in the world where people have to work the most hours at minimum wage to afford to dry clean a suit.

Will you save money if you stop eating meat?

2018-04-22 16:49

Last year, online caterer Caterwings said that consumption of meat by South Africans was down by 20%.


Analysts weigh in on what the mini budget means for taxpayers

2018-10-25 11:36

While the finance minister has said no new tax increases are in the pipeline, financial analysts say the state must source spending requirement from somewhere.

Record fuel prices to take painful toll on cash-strapped consumers, SMEs - CEO

2018-10-08 21:15

The record fuel price increase will seriously affect already stretched household finances, warns the CEO of the Consumer Goods Council of SA.

Predicting consumer behaviour with tech

2018-09-27 13:02

Xineoh’s standardisation of artificial intelligence helps businesses make better marketing decisions.

Nearly half of SA's debt from top creditors 'appears reckless'

2018-08-27 17:14

Some 40% of the credit provided by the country's top 10 credit providers appears to be reckless, a new survey has found.

'Collapse' in real take-home pay - salary index

2018-07-31 21:58

Real take-home pay 'collapsed' in June 2018, according to the latest BankservAfrica Take-home Pay Index, but economist Mike Schüssler says the decrease is likely temporary.

Significant increase in debit order disputes

2018-07-13 09:30

Debit order disputes have increased significantly over the last three years, according to the Payments Association of South Africa.

Capitec, consumer watchdog to 'clean up' unsecured lending industry - CEO

2018-06-29 20:46

Consumer watchdog Summit has withdrawn all assisted and initiated court and National Credit Regulator cases it brought against Capitec.

E-commerce not biggest disruption in township retail - marketing specialist

2018-05-20 19:15

From a township retail point of view, the biggest disruption is a shift in power, according to Lemok Group founder Lebogang Mokubela.

Consumer confidence boost set to lift spend on durables - economists

2018-05-03 18:31

Muted inflation and easier financial conditions make the present a more appropriate time for consumers to buy items like cars, furniture and recreational equipment.

WATCH: 3 things hitting your pockets in April

2018-04-01 15:03

Consumers are already battling to keep their heads above water and will have to face a triple threat to their pockets as of April 2018.

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