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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.

Tune in every Wednesday at 1 pm for Wendy's hour of consumer chat with Pippa Hudson.

You can email Wendy at consumer@knowler.co.za

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You're unlikely to find appliance spares eight years after buying - Hirsch's CEO

You're unlikely to find appliance spares eight years after buying - Hirsch's CEO

For how many years should manufacturers or retailers keep spare parts after you have bought a product? ConsumerTalk investigates.

Tips on how to dodge dreaded telemarketers, spam calls and robocalls

Tips on how to dodge dreaded telemarketers, spam calls and robocalls

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler shares advice on spam call blocking services and what the law says about unwanted telemarketing.

Unsolicited mobile subscriptions chowing your money? Here's what to do

Unsolicited mobile subscriptions chowing your money? Here's what to do

The subscriptions can deplete pre-paid airtime or data, and can land up as “content” charges on the bills for contract holders.

What you need to know...when you find a foreign object in your food

What you need to know...when you find a foreign object in your food

ConsumerTalk's Wendy Knowler gives you some tips on what to do when this happens.

Less contents for more money: Calling 'BS' on shrinkflation and sneaky packaging

Less contents for more money: Calling 'BS' on shrinkflation and sneaky packaging

Shrinkflation is the process of items shrinking in size or quantity while their prices remain the same or increase.

3 things about airline industry practice every flyer should know

3 things about airline industry practice every flyer should know

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler talks overbooking, flight cancellations and other airline industry woes.

'South Africans are so used to shoddy service that it became their expectation'

'South Africans are so used to shoddy service that it became their expectation'

Consumer expert Adré Schreuder explains how companies measure customer satisfaction to improve on services offered.

Food fraud: Could you be eating fake honey?

Food fraud: Could you be eating fake honey?

CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson chats to consumer journalist, Wendy Knowler about adulterated (fake) honey.

SA-made Rolkem cake decoration products may not be safe to eat

SA-made Rolkem cake decoration products may not be safe to eat

The UK’s Food Standards Agency issued an advisory, claiming that Rolkem failed to confirm that their ingredients were safe to eat.