Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist

Spike in baggage tampering at Johannesburg's OR Tambo airport


There’s been a spike in baggage tampering incidents at SA’s biggest airport, OR Tambo International in Johannesburg, ...

How 10 cans of shaving cream got Takealot ready for Black Friday


Takealot CEO Kim Reid bought 10 cans of shaving cream to check if the online retailer’s many months of technology and ...

Think hard before responding to pop-up ads


Does an advert which pops up on one’s Instagram profile constitute direct marketing? It’s a very important question, ...

Phone stolen? Call the bank quickly — your accounts can be raided


The “Find my iPhone” app may seem like a great way to track your device if it’s lost or stolen, but ironically, it ...

Flying with sports gear? Soon it's going to cost you more on SAA


If you’re planning to fly to a holiday destination or to compete with your bicycle, golf clubs or sailing equipment, ...

Cannabis laboratories and dagga dealers are being targeted by police


Sell a cannabis product without a licence and you’ll be arrested, SAPS has warned

Schools' blanket 'no refund' policy is illegal


Is it legal for private schools to force prospective parents to pay a hefty deposit or fee to enrol their child, and ...

Now fraudsters are targeting electronic gift cards


Fraudsters have been shopping at Woolworths using money gifted to others via the retailer’s gift card system.

Buying a used car turns sticky if you don’t give it a second look


It may have low mileage, look immaculate and have had only one owner, but you must still look a little deeper