Yilungelo Lakho: ID fraud

The issue of identity fraud could soon be a thing of the past. Identity fraud has left many people with a huge headache and sometimes debt and misery. But the government is doing something about it. The Department of Home Affairs has teamed up with a number of banks to produce Smart ID Cards. consumer@sabc.co.za […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Xenophobia

The spate of violence against foreign nationals has left Africa with the difficult task of rescuing its international reputation. Today on Yilungelo Lakho, we take a look at the impact of recent weeks’ attacks on foreign nationals, the integration of foreign nationals, and what needs to be done to ensure that South Africa, and the […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Food safety

Before you drop that frozen chicken into your shopping basket or put that fork into your mouth, or even bite into that meat-pie, have you stopped to think about the handling, preparation and even storage of these food items? Are you convinced that all necessary precautions have been taken to prevent potentially severe foodborne illnesses? […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Maintenance

Child maintenance defaulters will soon have to pay up or be blacklisted. This is happening while measures are put in place to bring those who neglect their parental responsibilities to book. Do you think that blacklisting defaulters will make parents pay maintenance? consumer@sabc.co.za www.facebook.com/yilungelolakho Twitter @yilungelo Watch Yilungelo Lakho every Friday at 13:30 on SABC […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Sectional title housing schemes

Residing in a sectional title neighbourhood is a growing trend among many urban consumers. The relative comfort, being under 24-hour security is one of the reasons many make this choice. However for some consumers such peaceful living comes at a price. consumer@sabc.co.za www.facebook.com/yilungelolakho Twitter @yilungelo Watch Yilungelo Lakho every Friday at 13:30 on SABC 1. […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Pre-paid electricity

Orlando West residents in Soweto have intensified their opposition to Eskom’s installation of pre-paid metres. Residents are now calling for a total boycott of electricity payments across the township. Residents say the pre-paid metre system is too expensive. But Eskom simply won’t back down. consumer@sabc.co.za www.facebook.com/yilungelolakho Twitter @yilungelo Watch Yilungelo Lakho every Friday at 13:30 […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Stokvels

The gloomy economic climate at the back of tariff hikes and fuel increase have made it difficult for consumers to keep up with living expenses. But some consumers from Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg have found ways to try and beat the tough economic times. They are part of the 800 000 stokvel groups found within […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Student Debt

Yilungelo Lakho: Student Debt

Yilungelo Lakho: Water

In South Africa there are growing fears that serious water shortages are just 10 years away. And this looming shortage could lead to a new phenomenon – water-shedding. In some parts of the country the signs are already showing. consumer@sabc.co.za www.facebook.com/yilungelolakho Twitter @yilungelo Watch Yilungelo Lakho every Friday at 13:30 on SABC 1. Catch the […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Renting property

Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, renting property is fraught with problems of one kind or another. Eviction for rent arrears, cutting of electricity, locking out tenants, non-payment of rent, non-refund of deposit, exorbitant rent increases are some of the common issues. In desperation, some take the law into their own hands and […]