Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist

Forget expensive payment holidays — claim on your credit life cover instead

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Credit life insurance may save many South Africans whose income has been dramatically affected by Covid-19 from ...

Causing confusion — what is essential and what isn’t

Weeken Post

One person’s essential is another’s non-essential. But now in this extraordinary lockdown time, the government has had ...

Ford Kuga owners whose cars caught fire finally get go-ahead for R50,000 compensation

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The dozens of Ford Kuga owners whose vehicles caught fire can claim their R50,000 compensation from the manufacturer.

What will happen if my car service is due during lockdown?

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Don’t stress if your car is going to miss a scheduled service while the nation is under lockdown - the motoring ...

If Covid-19 cancels your wedding, you should get a full refund: consumer goods ombud

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We should be heading into South Africa’s second biggest wedding season, but for many of the thousands of engaged ...

‘Patient Zero of the winelands’: Cape estates close

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Several top wine estates in the Cape winelands have shut some or all of their operations after a member of a Dutch wine ...

Young girls, beware of abusers on airlines

Weeken Post

Last July, my then 21-year-old daughter flew to Geneva to spend two weeks with a Swiss family whose daughter she ...

Data may now be cheaper but it still ‘expires’. This is why

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Vodacom points out that data is not like potatoes, it’s about ‘pipes’, and keeping costs low for poor users

Coughing up for overpriced and useless masks?

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Prices for face masks have skyrocketed from R75 to nearly R2,000 for a pack of 50

SA bakkie’s crash-test fail ‘insults Africans’

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AA says it’s long been flagging the inferior safety of African cars, after used Euro bakkie destroys SA-made version

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