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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.

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.
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.
Cape Town taxi ranks to get free wifi

Cape Town taxi ranks to get free wifi

Commuters at Gugulethu and Khayelitsha taxi ranks will get access to free wifi, according to Project Isizwe, which will offer a cap of 250MB at a speed of 15mbps. Living without information is unthinkable, says the group, which also drives access in other parts of South Africa.
SA's Vodacom offers m-pesa card

SA’s Vodacom offers m-pesa card

Mobile operator Vodacom has started the large-scale rollout of an EMV banking card that is accepted anywhere, and is linked to its mobile wallet offering, m-pesa. A chipped card, it is secure, and offers greater convenience, security and social inclusion.
Call to action for a green economy

SA urged to keep saving electricity

Eskom has thanked South African consumers and businesses for their efforts, and urged them to keep saving electricity this summer as it continues with planned maintenance on its generating units.
Mandela banknotes to reflect SA pride

New security feature for Mandela banknotes

The South African Reserve Bank has introduced a new security feature on the country's Nelson Mandela banknotes to mark the first 12 months since the introduction of the new notes.
South Africa: start saving!

Reprieve for blacklisted consumers

Previously blacklisted consumers have been given some breathing space, with the Cabinet approving a proposal to allow consumers who can afford to take up more debt to access credit once they have settled their debt.
Banks extend hours during World Cup

Absa in multi-currency card first for SA

South African bank Absa has launched a multi-currency travel prepaid cash card through MasterCard, which is available in four currencies and is a first for the country and the continent.
Tiger Brands grows Nigeria stake

Unstated food ingredients ‘against law’

Failure to disclose the ingredients contained in food products constitutes a breach of the Consumer Protection Act, the National Consumer Commission said following reports last week of undisclosed meat products in certain processed foods available at stores in South Africa.

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