Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Court stops banks from siphoning accounts to settle credit card debt

For years SA’s banks have unilaterally been taking money from their clients’ current accounts to settle their credit card debt, often leaving too ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Jaw-dropping prices for car parts will make you focus on preventing a crash

If you drive a Honda Civic, be wary of getting too close to kerbs - replacing a single wheel rim will cost you more than R35,000.

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Planning to do some building? Take extra care when buying cement

If you're going to be buying cement, best you take extra care to check for the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications' (NRCS's) "stamp of ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Phone directory listing scammers get fined

Hundreds of small businesses which fell prey to a phone directory listings scam will be relieved to know that the following relentless threats of ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Car written off after flood is reinvented, and resold, as a fine used car - ...

How could a car that was floating down a road-turned-river in a Johannesburg flood, then written off by the owner's insurer, end up being sold not ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Ganas case looms large in ombud for long-term insurance's annual report

The infamous "Ganas case" featured prominently in the ombudsman for long-term insurance's (OLTI's) 2018 annual report, with the office urging SA's ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Cancer rising in SA's young women, insurer's data shows

An alarming rate of young women are being diagnosed with cancer.

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
MTN does an about-turn on its 'auto renew' data bundle

MTN announced on Friday that it has decided to back down on its plan to introduce an “auto renew” 1MB data bundle when their subscribers’ bundles run ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Cash crunch sees affordable cars overtake luxury buying

Never mind buying expensive German sedans, South Africans aren’t even ogling them online anymore.

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Here's why you are paying for Ford's susceptibility to theft

“It’s not a design flaw, it’s a security weakness.” That’s the distinction which Ford South Africa is using to justify the fact that the various ...

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