ECR Consumerwatch

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Wendy Knowler is arguably South Africa’s most experienced consumer journalist. She’s helped more consumers over her 20 year career in consumer journalism than she could count. But while known as a champion of consumer rights, Wendy is also known and respected by corporates for her fair, accurate and balanced reporting. Want to be a more sussed consumer or corporate? Listen to Wendy's episodes here.

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APR

If things fall apart - are you covered?

The short-term insurance industry is no doubt bracing itself for a flood of flood-related damage claims from the people of Durban after the monster storm of Monday night and Tuesday. Wendy Knowler asks though, will you be effectively covered?
18
APR

What’s your data privacy worth to you?

Do you value your ID number, employment history, address, relationship status, cellphone number and email address enough to stop people who don’t have a legitimate right to it from accessing it?
07
MAR

Extended warranty - sign up or lose out

There are warranties, and then there are warranties - says Wendy Knowler. The best one is the Consumer Protection Act automatically bestows on everything you buy - it’s for SIX MONTHS, irrespective of whether what you buy is new or used, on sale or not.
21
FEB

Yay or nay to eating food past its best before date?

The idea that shelf-stable food such as biscuits, canned goods, cereals, maize meal, sauces and pasta goes from being perfectly okay up to the 'best before' date on the pack to 'rotten,' 'off', 'toxic' or 'unsafe' is as ridiculous as it is widespread.
24
JAN

Love me, love my privacy

Who besides you knows your personal details, bank account details and passwords, enabling them to impersonate you, open and close accounts in your name and transact online, buying stuff and transferring funds out of your account? When I asked a short version of that question on Twitter this week, I got some eye opening responses.

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