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For every rand that one household in South Africa saves, another household is "dis-saving" by spending on credit, says a professor in economics.
Small and medium sized local commercial businesses play a vital role in the SA economy and a new report tries to establish what makes consumers big fans of the companies they love. Is your favourite among them?
Good debt, bad debt, no debt? Very few South Africans can live debt-free, and utilising debt facilities like home and car loans are not necessarily poor financial decisions. However, there’s a reason it’s called a debt spiral. And millions of South Africans are struggling to stay out of that spiral.
Fin24 polled some service sectors to find out how they are approaching staff needs on election day.
Many criminals use the Easter long weekend and its related upsurge in shoppers to their advantage, warns the joint CEO of a retail cash management company.
Data shows that 2 out of 3 South African consumers have participated in Black Friday shopping at some point, says a consumer goods and services expert at ABSA.
There are five general truths that entrepreneurs should understand about consumers – especially when it comes to tech innovation, says the CEO of BidorBuy.co.za.
Cash-strapped SA households, facing increased levels of debt, should not bank on the minister of finance to provide much relief in his budget speech, says a debt expert.
Traditional brick and mortar stores still have a future despite the boom in online retail, says Andrew Jennings, chair of the Prince's Trust Retail Leadership Group in London.
Ombudsmen are vital, so it's disconcerting to find that two in the housing sector can't function, says Ina Opperman.
Consumer spending can likely not be the driving force anymore of the outperformance of retail property over industrial property and office space, says John Loos of FNB Commercial Property Finance.
Local business leaders could be losing out on significant bottom line gains for not paying attention to customer service, says a customer experience expert.
After its popular Little Shop and Little Garden promotions, where shoppers could collect various items, Checkers has now launched a Little Checkers promotion.
Times are tough for SA consumers and they are looking for ways to make their money go further, according to Susan Steward from Budget Insurance.
The Consumer Goods Council of SA calls for urgent government intervention to deal with violent protests affecting the business operations of its members.
Capitec Bank has come out tops for the 6th year in a row in the annual Consulta SA Customer Satisfaction Index for banking.
Eskom acknowledged "certain governance" failures occurred at the power utility but the amounts associated with these have not yet been fully quantified, Nersa chairperson Jacob Modise has said.
About 71% of South Africans surveyed by Pernod Ricard feel the country is less convivial - or happy - than five years ago.
There are several important things retailers can do to remain relevant, according to Andrew Jennings, chair of the Prince's Trust Retail Leadership Group.
Though Ramaphoria has died down, consumers remain optimistic that the outlook of the SA economy and their household finances will improve over the next 12 months, the FNB/BER Consumer Index has revealed.
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