ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSUMERS

Debt: Common metrics don’t tell the full story

2019-05-16 10:50

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.

Who is working on election day - and how are they voting?

2019-05-08 09:50

Fin24 polled some service sectors to find out how they are approaching staff needs on election day.

Easter is also a feast for criminals, retailers and consumers warned

2019-04-18 07:59

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.

2 out of 3 South African consumers participated in Black Friday - consumer expert

2019-04-08 19:52

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.

5 things to understand about consumers – entrepreneur

2019-03-10 18:45

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.

Don't bank on relief from Mboweni - debt expert

2019-02-19 22:15

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.

Why retail will never be the same as tech-savvy customers change the game

2019-01-27 16:54

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.

Who will protect housing consumers now?

2019-01-26 07:55

Ombudsmen are vital, so it's disconcerting to find that two in the housing sector can't function, says Ina Opperman.

Eskom cannot offload the cost of its problems on consumers – energy regulator

2019-01-16 20:54

The national energy regulator wants Eskom to account for the cost of failures that were within its control.

Why holiday spending makes it easier for fraudsters to scam you

2018-12-25 07:53

Holiday spending always makes it easier for fraudsters to steal your money - for two main reasons, says Britespark Communications.

 

Little Shop, Little Garden and now...Little Checkers

2019-05-08 15:53

After its popular Little Shop and Little Garden promotions, where shoppers could collect various items, Checkers has now launched a Little Checkers promotion.

5 'fail-proof' questions to get your budget under control

2019-04-20 12:43

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.

Urgent govt intervention needed to save businesses from protest damage - council

2019-04-11 21:58

The Consumer Goods Council of SA calls for urgent government intervention to deal with violent protests affecting the business operations of its members.

Capitec tops again for customer satisfaction - but it's game on for banks in 2019

2019-03-27 16:18

Capitec Bank has come out tops for the 6th year in a row in the annual Consulta SA Customer Satisfaction Index for banking.

Nersa mulls own probe into Eskom's 'governance failures'

2019-03-07 16:21

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.

South Africans feel less happy than 5 years ago - survey

2019-02-16 18:16

About 71% of South Africans surveyed by Pernod Ricard feel the country is less convivial - or happy - than five years ago.

4 ways for retail to remain relevant

2019-01-27 14:36

There are several important things retailers can do to remain relevant, according to Andrew Jennings, chair of the Prince's Trust Retail Leadership Group.

Consumers optimistic about SA economy, household finances - index

2019-01-24 23:10

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.

Economic reform likely on hold until after election - Citadel economist

2019-01-08 06:55

SA is unlikely to see much progress towards economic policy reform unless President Cyril Ramaphosa gets a solid mandate in the election, says economist Maarten Ackerman.

All I (don't) want for Christmas...South Africans weigh in

2018-12-17 07:15

From sweets to Christmas cards, shoppers the world over reveal what they don't want for Christmas. The global survey, which included South Africa, was conducted in 34 countries.

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