Consumer Live Phone directory listing scammers get fined 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 legal action and “blacklisting” ...
Consumer Live Ganas case looms large in ombud for long-term insurance's annual report 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 lawmakers to "reconsider" the ...
Consumer Live Cancer rising in SA's young women, insurer's data shows Cancer rising in SA's young women, insurer's data shows An alarming rate of young women are being diagnosed with cancer.
Consumer Live MTN does an about-turn on its 'auto renew' data bundle 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 out - unless they proactively ...
Consumer Live Cash crunch sees affordable cars overtake luxury buying Cash crunch sees affordable cars overtake luxury buying Never mind buying expensive German sedans, South Africans aren’t even ogling them online anymore.
Consumer Live Bank behaving badly? The ombud can help get your cash back Bank behaving badly? The ombud can help get your cash back Of the more than 7,000 cases that the Banking Services Ombudsman of SA’s office closed in 2018, more than a third related to some form of maladministration - a deviation from a ...
Consumer Live Here's why you are paying for Ford's susceptibility to theft 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 “solutions” it is now offering ...
Consumer Live Baggage theft is down, insist airport officials despite new complaints Baggage theft is down, insist airport officials despite new complaints Anele Mdoda’s tweet this week about her bag being broken into at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport sparked a wave of “Me Too” baggage tampering stories, but airport ...
Consumer Live Do not spend your money with THESE online sites Do not spend your money with THESE online sites Before you go online to buy aluminium windows, leather shoes or furniture online, or to book a company to move your household contents, best you heed the ombudsman for consumer ...
Consumer Live Momentum pays families of more murdered policyholders after public outrage over rejected claim Momentum pays families of more murdered policyholders after public outrage over rejected claim Sometimes, you can be right and wrong at the same time.
Consumer Live Credit card fraud on the rise: Beware scam calls after online shopping Credit card fraud on the rise: Beware scam calls after online shopping Credit card fraud has been rapidly outpacing all other forms of bank fraud in recent months.
Consumer Live VW’s on-the-road fee is off the table, tribunal decrees VW’s on-the-road fee is off the table, tribunal decrees On-the-road fees must come off VW Financial Services agreements by Wednesday, the National Consumer Tribunal has ruled.
Consumer Live 'They're noisy and wear out fast, but they're safe!' Renault on Kwid brakes 'They're noisy and wear out fast, but they're safe!' Renault on Kwid brakes It’s Renault’s biggest seller by far in South Africa, but many Kwid owners have been less than impressed with its “under the skin” quality.
Consumer Live Has your iPhone 5 become an X in a claim? Here's why you will regret it Has your iPhone 5 become an X in a claim? Here's why you will regret it Many people think nothing of “upgrading” their phone or other electronic equipment when putting in an insurance claim.
news Hit a pothole? Government is liable to foot the bill for damage Hit a pothole? Government is liable to foot the bill for damage You may have missed the memo earlier but Arrive Alive has reminded motorists that they can claim from the government for pothole damage to their cars. 
Travel No round bags please! New baggage rules at OR Tambo International No round bags please! New baggage rules at OR Tambo International OR Tambo International Airport implemented new bag rules on Monday, aimed at preventing blockages and breakdowns in the baggage handling system.
Consumer Live High tea anyone? High tea anyone? People in France have been warned to avoid eating poppy seed bread after tests found that it contained morphine and codeine, which can cause intoxication, vomiting or nausea.
Consumer Live You can be first in line and still get no tickets on FlySafair special - but airline is in the clear You can be first in line and still get no tickets on FlySafair special - but airline is in the clear Even the early bird can be too early to catch the worm, as Nicholas Shabangu found out when he tried to book low-cost plane tickets from FlySafair.
Consumer Live WENDY KNOWLER | Can airlines break your suitcase handle mechanism yet deny responsibility? WENDY KNOWLER | Can airlines break your suitcase handle mechanism yet deny responsibility? A local airline has agreed to replace a woman's suitcase after its retractable handle was damaged.
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