Yilungelo Lakho: Buying a house – hidden debt

Buying a house is an exciting moment for any consumer. But it can be a road littered with problems, especially if you have not checked all the blind spots. In South Africa it is not uncommon to find consumers buying houses, and unknowingly inherit the seller’s huge municipal bill. Well, this is the sad reality […]

Yilungelo Lakho: RDP homes

In this episode of Yilungelo Lakho, we tackle the provision of state-funded housing and programmes to address shortcomings in the delivery of RDP houses in South Africa. In our studio discussion, Alicia Jali is engaging guests from the Please don’t miss Yilungelo Lakho this afternoon from 13H30 on SABC 1 Mzansi Fo Sho as we […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act

On Workers Day Yilungelo Lakho focuses on some of the issues that affect consumers in the workplace such as compensation for injuries and diseases. The Department of Labour is in the process of amending the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) Act to include domestic workers. The aim of the program is to educate […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Warrantees & Guarantees (12 June 2017)

Most consumers understand the term warranty and guarantee to mean the same thing, yet they are different. This programme uses different scenarios to explain how warranties and guarantees work, in everyday products such as car parts, furniture and appliances. Watch Yilungelo Lakho every Friday at 13:30 on SABC 1. Catch the programme again on Mondays […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Debt collectors

How does a R500 debt end-up being a R10 000 headache? Many consumers whose debts have been handed over for collection find this extremely puzzling. Why it is that debt collector are able to charge exorbitant fees in the face of consumer protection laws and regulations that deem such a practice as unfair. Hilton Dube […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Tyres

The high cost of fitting brand-new tyres has driven cash-strapped motorists to the side of the road, in search of a cheaper second-hand tyre. But concerned …

Yilungelo Lakho: The laws that regulate evictions (26 June 2017)

Early this month the Constitutional Court issued a judgment reinforcing the Prevention of Illegal Eviction act. This week we look at the laws that regulate evictions. We speak to a property owner who is frustrated because of an unpaying tenant that refuses to vacate her property. She is now taken the tenant to court. Cilna […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Property Auctions (29 May 2017)

The programme focuses on home/property auctions with a view of informing consumers about the disadvantages of buying houses at auctions. With South Africa’s economic problems consumers look to auctions to get bargains and are unaware some of the disadvantages. The show will educate consumers with tips for buying property at auctions. Consumers need to know […]

Yilungelo Lakho: (22 May 2017)

Watch Yilungelo Lakho every Friday at 13:30 on SABC 1. Catch the programme again on Mondays at 12:00 on SABC 1. Yilungelo Lakho an interactive live show, aims at informing and educating consumers on their rights. Every Friday we focus on a particular topic for the entire hour – kicking off with an insert which […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Instalment payments

In these tough economic times, it is not uncommon to find consumers battling to keep up with their financial commitments such as car and bond repayments. As a result of this, a trend is emerging where distressed consumers find handing over their debts to another person, a way out. But according to experts this may […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Title deed

Whether you have fully paid-up your house or owe nothing on your bank home loan, technically, you still have no right of ownership to your property until you have a title-deed firmly in your hands. It’s a simple document, but don’t underestimate its importance when your claim of ownership to a property is in serious […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Hairdressing industry

The saying that a woman’s hair is her glory, has given rise to a booming hairdressing industry in South Africa. For decades women have been straightening their hair with chemicals all in the name of beauty. However, they have been oblivious to the health risks such as burns, blindness or even cancer posed by some […]