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A YEAR on from the first hard lock- down, the TransUnion Consumer Pulse survey for the first quarter of 2021 offers some promising insights for South Africans: 76% of the respondents said they were optimistic about the future, and more than half felt confident their household finances would recover within the next 12 months. However,… Continued

SOUTH African consumers are financially stressed and defaulting on their debt repayments due to retrenchments and the situation is likely to worsen before it improves despite anticipated economic growth in 2021.

SOUTH African consumers are financially stressed and defaulting on their debt repayments due to retrenchments and the situation is likely to worsen before it improves despite anticipated economic growth next year.

Cancellations to hit pockets in showbiz As more and more events get cancelled and postponed, the public is starting to feel the effects of the coronavirus. After President Cyril Ramaphosa’s official declaration of a national disaster, the organisers of a number of major events have announced their cancellations.  In light of the banning of large… Continued

FUEL: Price increase to affect the poor most Already cash strapped consumers will have to dig deeper into their pockets as petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin are set to increase by 74c, 91c – 93c and 76c respectively at midnight tonight. This, coupled with the carbon tax (9c a litre from June 1) and other… Continued

More belt-tightening for consumers Already cash-strapped consumers will have to dig deeper into their pockets as petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin are set to increase by 75c, 93c and 76c respectively at midnight. This, coupled with the carbon tax (9c a litre), which comes into effect on June 1, is expected to add another 30c… Continued

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