Ocean Basket is the first major South African restaurant chain to implement a ban on plastic drinking straws.

War on plastic: SA seafood restaurant chain bans straws

Plastics are the scourge of the ocean, with millions of tons annually finding their way into the world's open waters and then into the...

Overview: South African telecommunication facilities

The ins and outs of phoning to and from (and within) South Africa, plus information on dialling codes, directories, time differences, special services and more.

Consumer help: banking, loans, credit, debt

Got a complaint against your bank? Being ripped off by a loan shark? Protect yourself from unfair practices, find out if your lender is registered, or check up on your credit rating.

Shopping online in South Africa

South Africans love to shop, and more and more are doing it online, logging on to buy everything from books to wine to electronic equipment. Here's a roundup of the most popular SA shopping websites - and links for those who want to hunt down the lesser known ones.
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Consumer help: tax

Help with tax-related problems or complaints, as well as a range of online resources to help you submit your returns and make payments to the Receiver.
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Consumer help: post, parcels, mail

Postal complaints, inquiries, customer service. You can also report postal crime, track and trace missing letters or parcels online, or look up postal codes online.
Real estate

Consumer help: estate and rental agents

Guidelines for renting, buying or selling property through an estate or rental agent, how to protect your interests when doing so, and what you can do if things go wrong.
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Consumer help: travel and tourism

For advice and complaints about travel agents, tourist operators and establishments - including searches for registered guides and graded accomodation.

Brand South Africa hosts Top 50 Brands in South Africa event

The Top 50 South African brands have been announced by Brand South Africa and Brand Africa Finance. These brands are said to contribute not only to the country's economy, but to the image they portray when doing business internationally.

Digital ambassadors to teach ins and outs of wifi to Joburg

Digital ambassadors to teach ins and outs of wifi to Joburg

A digital literacy programme by the city of Johannesburg and the University of Johannesburg will tutor city residents in making constructive use of the city's free, public wireless broadband network, in the interests of job creation, economic growth and community development.


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