Yilungelo Lakho: Eating Disorders

We eat food for survival. But a few of us may imagine that food can pose a danger to your life if not consumed responsibly and within healthy guidelines. South Africans are getting more and more concerned with the growing problem of eating disorders, more prevalent among women, especially younger females trying to control weight. […]

Yilungelo Lakho:Commuters

It’s another week of hardship for commuters as the bus driver strike enters its 3 week. Scores of commuters are left scrambling for alternative transport to commute to work and back. Sadly the already struggling commuters are now forced to dig deeper into their pockets for money they did not budget to fork out for […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Human Rights

South Africa today shines the spotlight human rights issues in honour of victims of abuse. And as the county mark this historic day, consumers are also celebrating the milestones reached in the protection and promotion of consumers rights. In the spirit of World Consumer Rights Awareness Month, we examine the extent to which consumers rights […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Debt Review Process

The Debt Review process was introduced to take off the pressure from over-indebted South African consumers. But the process has had unintended results, consumers’ complaints often do not get resolved. Now in an attempt to speed up the process of handling complaints and making the system efficiently, the National Credit Regulator has now taken over […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Unemployment Insurance Fund

For some time claimants of the Unemployment Insurance Fund, UIF, experienced a variety of difficulties in lodging claims. This situation has developed, as a result of the complex process, the quality of service at Labour Centres, often characterised by long queues, and a tedious manual system, amongst other things. But this can be a thing […]

Yilungelo Lakho: Vehicle Finance

Blinded by the excitement of driving their dream car, many consumers often overlook the implications of vehicle finance deals offered by financial institutions, and it is often at the end of the contract that they realise what terms such as balloon payment, residual value or lease agreements mean. That is why car buyers are advised […]