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Sharp increases for South Africans Consumers will experience sharp increases in municipal services, electricity, diesel and petrol prices. Consumers will have to tighten their belts even more and spend wisely to make ends meet. Neil Roets warns that these price increases may cause many South African consumers to fall deep into debt. This is because… Continued

The price of petrol will hit an all-time high with the latest in a series of hikes announced for June. Petrol will go up by 82 cents per litre, diesel will increase by between 85 and 87 cents, and illuminating paraffin by R1.09 cents. The Department of Energy’s Robert Maake says this is due to… Continued

Debt Rescue has predicated the recall of processed meats could have financial implications for poor South Africans. Debt Rescue says the recall of processed meats will have dire consequences for stokvels and the poor of the country. The production of polony, russians, cold meats, viennas and other processed meats have been stopped at three major… Continued

Debt management company Debt Rescue has warned that consumers are in for a very rough ride. Statistics South Africa announced today that the country is in recession, after the economy shrank by 0.7% in the first quarter. “It is highly likely that ratings agency Moody’s would downgrade South Africa to junk status after Statistics South Africa released the… Continued

Consumers are going to be squeezed even tighter next month with another hike expected in the price of fuel.  Neil Roets, CEO of debt counselling firm Debt Rescue, says petrol is expected to increase by 42 cents, while diesel is expected to be 39 cents a litre more expensive. ALSO READ: Fuel price to drop in… Continued

Roets also urged consumers to rather save their Christmas bonus and use it to pay school fees and other accounts. The drop in fuel price that comes into effect at midnight on Tuesday and recent decisions by the three main sovereign rating agencies not to downgrade South Africa to junk status is all Christmas cheer,… Continued

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