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Hanlie Stadler – Selfs al daal die petrolprys vandag met ’n stewige R1,23 per liter (en diesel met R1,55), gaan 2019 allermins ’n maklike jaar vir verbruikers wees. Stygende kospryse en algemene inflasie, stygende werkloosheid en bes moontlik ook ’n styging in die rentekoers sal die druk op verbruikers volhou. Heelparty uitgawes word ook in… Continued

Suid-Afrika het meer as 25 miljoen krediet-aktiewe verbruikers en die totale aantal uitstaande skuld van verbruikers is ongeveer R1,8 miljard. Dit is volgens statistiek van die skuldberadingsmaatskappy Debt Rescue. Neil Roets, Debt Rescue se bestuurshoof, sê die groei in krediet is kommerwekkend omdat al hoe meer Suid-Afrikaners in ʼn skuldstrik vasgevang word. Hy wys daarop dat… Continued

Another fuel price drop may only be a temporary reprieve. The country may start the new year positively with a fuel price decrease scheduled for tomorrow, but a tough year is awaiting South Africans, with a series of price hikes that may send the economy into a tailspin. Investors will not jump to invest after… Continued

Consumers can buy basic school uniform for under R100. This includes a shirt, shorts/skirt, a pair of socks and a pair of shoes at selected stores. Photo: Motshwari Mofokeng/African News Agency (ANA). JOHANNESBURG – One of South Africa’s leading retailers, Shoprite, is easing the burden of rising education costs by offering its customers a basic… Continued

Over-indebted consumers struggling to make ends meet Overspending over Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas holidays will have “severely negative consequences” for over-indebted consumers, a debt counselling expert has said. Acknowledging the brief relief brought from the decrease in fuel prices in December and now January, CEO of Debt Rescue Neil Roets also pointed… Continued

Dawie Roodt, chief economist at the Efficient Group, believes that there is little reason to be optimistic now that South Africa is no longer in a technical recession. Statistics South Africa revealed on Tuesday (4 November) that the country’s economy expanded by 2.2% in the third quarter – effectively ending the country’s negative growth trajectory.… Continued

Consumers warned to spend wisely in wake of fuel price drop Stats SA on Tuesday announced a 2.2% increase in the third quarter Gross Domestic Product. JOHANNESBURG- As South Africans welcome the news of a growing economy and a lower petrol price, consumers are being warned against using money they don’t have. Stats SA on Tuesday… Continued

Cape Town – Retailers across the country are bracing themselves for a frenzied rush to their stores on Friday for the so-called Black Friday discount bonanza. Most are unpacking additional stock, hiring extra staff and security in anticipation of a buying mob descending from the early hours. Retailers like Pick ‘n Pay, Shoprite, Checkers, Makro and… Continued

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