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ConsumerTalk with Wendy Knowler

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Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler provides useful insights and tips on how to make the most of your buying power.

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'Nothing is random at supermarkets'

'Nothing is random at supermarkets'

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler explains how supermarkets place everything on shelves to make you buy more.

Restaurants can be held liable if they don't disclose food allergens on menus

Restaurants can be held liable if they don't disclose food allergens on menus

Allergy rates are on the rise throughout the world, and restaurants must do better to properly prepare allergen-free meals.

'New' antiseptic TCP not the same as the original you grew up with

'New' antiseptic TCP not the same as the original you grew up with

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler says TCP we grew up with as a remedy for infections and cuts, isn't the same as TCP now on sale.

Here's how the sugar tax works in practice

Here's how the sugar tax works in practice

Tax specialist Jerome Brink explains how the sugar tax works and says the monies collected since April are already in the fiscus.

Icasa says it's up to the NCC to decide on data rollover rules

Icasa says it's up to the NCC to decide on data rollover rules

The cellphone industry may have to allow subscribers to make use of pre-paid data for up to three years, explains Wendy Knowler.

Invoice email scam targeting local businesses (and top precautions to take)

Invoice email scam targeting local businesses (and top precautions to take)

Consumer journo Wendy Knowler warns business owners about a scam in which invoices are intercepted and bank accounts changed.

Car deal extras - what they can and can’t add to your finance contract

Car deal extras - what they can and can’t add to your finance contract

ConsumerTalk's Wendy Knowler lists what charges are allowed to be added...and what may not.

Why it's not easy getting a refund or replacement after buying a dud car

Why it's not easy getting a refund or replacement after buying a dud car

Motor Industry Ombud Johan Van Vreden says the component of the car must first be replaced if it's defective, not the whole car.

I cancelled my Telkom line, but I'm still being billed - irate customers recount

I cancelled my Telkom line, but I'm still being billed - irate customers recount

Many frustrated Telkom clients have complained about the network provider's failure to promptly address contract cancellations.