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Five municipalities’ taps may run dry

The Department of Water and Sanitation is in the process of recovering R10.7 billion in debt that has been accumulating for five years due...

PROMOTION: The ripple effects of electricity theft

Electricity distribution infrastructure theft Electricity theft does not consist only of generated electricity being stolen – infrastructure theft is much more than just an inconvenience. One of the...

Taxpayers take note of submission deadline on Friday 27th November

THANDI XABA To date over four million taxpayers have submitted their tax returns, just over two million did that on e-filling which can be done in the...

Spring spending could lead to trouble

THANDI XABA Opening new store accounts may seem easy and attractive, however, according to the Credit Ombud entering into contracts is a long term decision...

Government is strangling economic freedom by interfering in the economy –...

THANDI XABA   The Economic Freedom of the World report indicates that South Africa has dropped by 54 places since the year 2000 in economic freedom. The...

Pressure on consumers may drive SA into recession – IRR

Consumer spending plays a fundamental role in the economy with household consumption expenditure being equivalent to over 60% of GDP. According to the Institute of...

Credit invisible South Africans a huge problem

THANDI XABA Almost one fifth, which is over 19.5% of adults in South Africa are credit invisible, which places them at risk of never qualifying...

Tiny number of SA consumers obtain their free credit reports

Fewer than 5% of South African consumers make use of the legislation which entitles them to obtain their credit report free of charge from...