Wendy Knowler Consumer Journalist
Wendy Knowler Consumer Journalist
Be brave: It’s time to stand up to entities more powerful than you

We all love a good David and Goliath story; those people who stand up to entities far more powerful than they are, at great personal risk and ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer Journalist
Faulty heater spews jet of hot oil

"It exploded, spraying foul smelling, boiling hot oil over my lounge."

Wendy Knowler Consumer Journalist
Alcohol question is all up in the air

Can an airline prohibit you from drinking alcohol on board, other than that sold by them?

Wendy Knowler Consumer Journalist
Joburg‚ Durban storm damage runs into millions

South Africa’s short-term insurers‚ reeling with claims overload in the aftermath of this week’s two major storms‚ have not yet been willing to ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer Journalist
The unusual case of the most unwanted R2,100

This is what my journalism lecturers used to call a "man bites dog" story - a happening which is newsworthy because it's the opposite of what usually ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer Journalist
Car fees: it's a scam

Unjustified extras Dealerships get away with 'overzealous padding'

Wendy Knowler Consumer Journalist
'On the road' fee shrouded in vagueness

In a move likely to send shock waves through the country’s motor dealership networks‚ BMW Financial Services - the car maker’s vehicle finance ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer Journalist
Curse of the fake directory: Don't be duped into costly 24-month contracts

A lot of slick operators make a very good living out of taking advantage of the fact that most consumers don't pay enough attention to boring admin ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer Journalist
When online shopping goes haywire

For the unwary online shopper, disaster awaits. When dealing with an online-only retailer other than the big, established ones that value their ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer Journalist
WENDY KNOWLER - Bumper beds scoop recycling prize

Making bed bases from old car bumpers turned out to be anything but a rubbish idea for two industry veterans - their innovation has been named Best ...