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    10 ways to save while you spend

    10 ways to save while you spend

    Monique Vrey Let’s be honest, we could all use a few extra rand in our pockets, but we don’t want to change our habits entirely. Fortunately, there are ways to spend smarter that are just as helpful as, and a lot more realistic than, not spending at all. By asking everyday people about their own experiences, we compiled this list  … Read more

    Honey and the hive of concern

    Honey and the hive of concern

    Honey production is a relatively small market internationally, even more so here in South Africa. Over the last couple of years, a combination of factors, highlighted by recent droughts, has led to a decreased availability of honey, which translates to increased prices and a local producer market that is fast facing international competition. Paul Makube, a Senior Agricultural Economist at  … Read more

    Installation of generators: Do’s and dont’s

    Installation of generators: Do’s and dont’s

    One complaint that we all have in common nowadays is load shedding. On a daily basis you will find people conversing on the issues of Eskom and load shedding. Load shedding has created an entire new market for privately owned generators. Recent statistics indicate a major increase in the demand for and sale of standby generators. This article’s intention is  … Read more

    Will solar panels affect your property’s value?

    Will solar panels affect your property’s value?

    While there are certainly many benefits of “going green” in this day and age, the implementation of energy saving features in South African homes are quite expensive and it doesn’t seem to have a significant effect on resale value yet, say various Seeff experts from around Gauteng. Due to the fact that consumers are looking at ways to reduce their  … Read more

    Know your rights as a sectional title owner

    Know your rights as a sectional title owner

    There are many advantages to living in a sectional title complex. However, there can be a downside to living in an estate that is governed by others, particularly if the body corporate chairperson believes that he or she has more power than any of the other residents. Let’s get things straight: a body corporate chairperson does not have any special  … Read more


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    Debt counselling is a process that was introduced by the National Credit Act to assist consumers who have high debt levels and are in trouble. The aim of debt counselling is to restructure debt and establish a repayment plan that is supported by creditors or that is found by the court to be fair in the circumstances.

    In other words, it is a form of rehabilitation that carries on in a structured manner until a consumer’s debt levels return to “normal” and he/she can function normally like any other consumer who controls his/her debt levels.


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