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Lindile Sifile is a senior reporter for Sowetan

Former student couldn’t buy a car when her debt caught up with ... Former student couldn’t buy a car when her debt caught up with her

Amanda Buthelezi was still at varsity when she first opened a credit account at a clothing store, a decision she would ...

Accident victim suffers double tragedy Accident victim suffers double tragedy

When Michael* survived a car crash after his car rolled twice, little did he know that his finances would be upside ...

Car dealer feeds client empty promises Car dealer feeds client empty promises

A “dubious” car dealership has been slapped with a R353,000 letter of demand and a fraud charge after failing, on ...

‘Buying a house is not child’s play and you need to be prepared’ ‘Buying a house is not child’s play and you need to be prepared’

It took Lindiwe Buthelezi, an executive personal assistant at one of Joburg’s private hospitals, at least five years to ...

Tread carefully when you do online shopping Tread carefully when you do online shopping

Online shopping scams have spiralled out of control in SA since the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, which forced consumers ...

Online store that runs a refund scam Online store that runs a refund scam

Manicaa.com, the online store that has left a string of fuming customers who have been cheated of their refunds after ...

A guide to start saving A guide to start saving

Long-term saving is saving for life-changing expenses, such as saving to start a business, saving toward your ...

Saving is not only for those with money Saving is not only for those with money

For almost two years *Julia cut back on small luxuries such as Friday nights out with friends, fast food, bimonthly ...

Estate agent refuses to return family’s R8,000 deposit Estate agent refuses to return family’s R8,000 deposit

When Lungile Pheko left her four-bedroom house, for which she has a mortgage, for a cheaper rented house in 2019, she ...

Ombudsman’s door is open Ombudsman’s door is open

Aggrieved insurance policy holders can find a reprieve if they feel that their complaints were not properly handled by ...