National Consumer Commission

Debt relief won’t be a quick fix

Writing off debts of the poor, as laid out in a Bill before Parliament, may take up to seven years

Editorial: It’s inequality that breeds violence

'The persecution of the weak and the vulnerable finds new iterations all the time'

Icasa regulations fail to deliver

The amendments don’t address high cost of data, which many consumers hoped for

Tiger Brands’ share price down following listeria revelations

The company is one of the largest food manufacturers in the country, and the 7% fall equates to a R5.6-billion drop in its value

Consumer commission to hear e-toll complaints

The National Consumer Commission says it will take up complaints about e-tolling but has encouraged consumers to not make it their first option.

Thuli Madonsela finds DTI general abused power

The public protector has found that Lionel October abused his authority by interfering in the National Consumer Commission's HR management.

Sanral plans to keep motorists calm (and carry on e-tolling)

The SA National Roads Agency is hoping to "allay fears" by issuing revised terms and conditions for motorists who register for Gauteng e-tolling.

Sanral accused of ducking legal action

The Democratic Alliance has accused the South African National Road Agency Limited of trying to duck legal action over the e-tolling system.

Winning bid to out auction ghosts

The Auction Alliance case of ghost bidders and collusion has confirmed the consumer commission's powers and capabilities.

Battle for control of opt-out list

The Direct Marketing Association's bid to manage the "opt-out list" database has been criticised for conflict issues.

Pay TV gears up for battle royal

MultiChoice seeks to delay the tribunal hearing about unbundling channel bouquets, writes <b>Lloyd Gedye</b>

Auction Alliance in alleged money-making racket

Auction company Auction Alliance has allegedly been colluding with banks, liquidators and attorneys in a money-making racket.


State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs