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
A staggering 94% of those surveyed in a recent Debt Rescue study by debt counselling firm Debt Rescue experienced a cash shortage during the past year. This could in large part be because a noteworthy 34% of the 1 300 South Africans polled in March and April reported losing their jobs in the pandemic. Neil… Continued
Consumers will be digging deep into their pockets for petrol and electricity as prices soar to their highest in spite of household income being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The petrol price breaches the R17 mark today for the first time since late 2018, following hikes of 95 cents and R1 per litre for 93… 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.
The firmer rand and softer international petroleum prices will see the prices of petrol drop by 27 cents from today.
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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