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.
New law to tackle human trafficking

SA banks to curb irresponsible lending

South Africa's major retail banks have signed an agreement with the National Treasury aimed at improving responsible lending and preventing households from becoming caught in a debt spiral.
FibreCo eyes SA broadband shake-up

‘Be careful what you share online’

With October being International Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has warned South Africans to be responsible with the information they share on internet, especially on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.
Make banking 'fairer

Make banking ‘fairer, more affordable’

The country's banks still need to do more to ensure that all South Africans have access to fair and cost-effective banking services, the National Treasury said following a meeting between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the chiefs of the major banks.
Call to action for a green economy

SA energy campaign enlists youth

South Africa's 49m energy efficiency campaign is enlisting the help of the country's youth in saving electricity, with Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba hosting a youth dialogue workshop in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

South African consumer rights and protection

Provincial Consumer Affairs Offices countrywide offer you advice and protection. Add to this a range of statutory, industry and other consumer bodies, and you'll never have to accept faulty products or shoddy service.
SA to phase out inefficient bulbs by 2016

Play your part in saving energy

49m, South Africa's biggest energy saving movement, has called on all South Africans to save energy over the winter season, when electricity demand rises by up to 700MW during the evenings for every degree the temperature drops.
South Africa secures World Bank loan

Save electricity, save money: Eskom

Eskom has called on South Africans to use electricity wisely - and economically - in the upcoming winter months, by taking steps such as switching off energy-intensive appliances like geysers and pool pumps during high usage times.
South Africa eyes cleaner fuels by 2013

South Africans urged to be fuel-efficient

With hefty fuel price hikes kicking in on Wednesday, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters has urged South Africans to be economical in their fuel use - and creative in finding ways to ease the impact of the increases.


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