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September
21

Heritage Day

Heritage Day is a very special day in South Africa, however it is easy to forget the true meaning behind Heritage Day. Many people see it as a day to stay at home and relax by the braai with family and friends. Let’s have a look at the history of Heritage day in South Africa […]

September
21

The Repo Rate stays unchanged

Repo rate remains unchanged at 6.75%.  The weak economic growth and conciliated inflation, as well as the worldwide economic backdrop has led many economists to the opinion that the repo rate would drop yet again this month. Furthermore, the South African Reserve Bank is expected to make interest rate cuts in the near future. Needless […]

August
29

Spring cleaning your finances

Spring is upon us.  A lot of people consider this time of the year vital for removing any surplus, clearing and getting rid of any utilities that are no longer necessary. It is beneficial for individuals to not only spring clean their homes but their finances as well. Below are a few ways in which […]

August
20

Reviewing your credit report in three easy steps

Reviewing your credit report can seem like a daunting and complicated task. Luckily, there are credit monitoring services such as Kudough that can simplify this task for you by providing insights into how to understand and analyse a credit report, as well as how to improve credit scores and build a credit history. It is […]

July
28

The benefits of debt settlement

Unexpectedly receiving a lump sum of money is exciting, but you may wonder what the best way to utilise the money is? Should you save the money so that it is available to you in  case of an emergency? Or, should you spend it on finally getting that oven fixed or on that chest of […]

July
25

Women’s month – celebrating the journey of South African woman

As we approach the month of August, it is essential to reflect on the achievements of women, and the imperative role that women of all races and denominations play in South Africa. On the 9 August 1956, over 20 000 women marched to the Union buildings in Pretoria to present a petition against the carrying […]

June
26

The benefits of hearty winter meals

Winter has indeed taken us by a storm, literally if you happen to live in the Cape Town region of South Africa. Moms and Dads have the constant task of keeping their families warm by ensuring their children wear warm clothing and by preparing hearty winter meals as well. The good news is that you […]

June
26

DebtBusters relaunches new ‘Numbers’ TV ad: ‘It is time to do something about your debt problems. Now.’

South Africa’s debt crisis continues to engulf the country at a faster and faster pace. We are now officially in a recession, and are also the most indebted country in the world according to the World Bank Report (2015). As a nation we continue to drown in our debt and the number of consumers experiencing […]

June
14

IDM DOES IT AGAIN – ANOTHER CLEAN SWEEP AT THE 2017 DEBT REVIEW AWARDS!

IDM has secured another round of victories at the annual Debt Review Awards gala event, held on Saturday evening in Johannesburg. Celebrating business excellence and recognising those who have made valuable contributions and improvements to the debt counselling industry, awards are given to debt counsellors, credit providers and payment distribution agencies from South Africa who […]

June
7

As South Africa enters its first recession in eight years- what does it mean to the consumer?

We have all heard the news: South Africa’s economy is shrinking and we have entered into a recession for the first time since 2009. We are all alarmed and perhaps frightened by this news, bought about by weak manufacturing and trade sectors, high unemployment rates, stagnant wages, political uncertainty and credit downgrades. We have also […]

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