Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Rolex watches and family heirlooms... What victims lost in safety deposit box ...

R121 million. That’s what the 60 victims of safety deposit box heists at three Joburg branches of First National Bank are claiming from the bank in a ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Fishy 'sell-by' date at Checkers

As the “expired” food controversy was raging in South Africa last week‚ a Checkers employee apparently took it upon himself to extend the ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Actually‚ it's perfectly legal to sell most food after it has 'expired'

Last week‚ while police and health inspectors were confiscating “expired” cooldrinks‚ maize meal‚ mayonnaise and other foods from foreign-owned shops ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
'Fake' food likely a hoax - and here's which 'expired' items you can safely eat

“This needs to stop. They [are] selling us expired food and they are making their own cooldrink coz u find coke in a fanta bottle; fish tin but u ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
You can be dumped by your insurer, even if you play nice

Rather switch to another insurer if your payouts are in danger of exceeding the premiums you’ve made

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Consumer beware: balloon deals are on the increase

“But they signed the contract. It’s binding.”

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Buying something from overseas? Read this first

Buy more than three items from international retail sites such as Amazon in the space of a year and you'll automatically become an official importer ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Has that used car you want to buy been in a smash? Here's how to find out

One of the most-asked questions by would-by buyers of a second-hand car is: “Has it been in accident?”  It’s fair to say that many a car salesman has ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Ooh‚ koek! That lekker cupcake glitter you love is actually plastic

Consumer champion Wendy Knowler investigates cake decorations‚ and shares what we need to know.

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Fly smart: how to hold on to your cabin luggage

If you‚ like growing numbers of frequent flyers‚ prefer to pack only a carry-on cabin bag - to avoid the theft risk of checking luggage in and the ...