South Africans have recently shifted from a Level 4 ‘national lockdown stage’ to a level 3. And, although this level-shift can be a slight relief for some, many consumers are still trying to deal with the financial implications and emotional scars of the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown period as a whole. Recent feedback from
It would be fair to say that recent unexpected events of the COVID-19 pandemic must have been the first severe economic crisis of the South African youth. And, it is, therefore, important that they incorporate specific characteristics to build a firm financial foundation to deal with any future emergencies, and to enhance their resilience after
COVID-19 has brought unexpected changes for the country, the economy, businesses and the South African consumer. Due to these abnormal circumstances, the Repurchase Rate (mostly known as the Repo Rate) has brought sudden positives to a few consumers. Especially, current homeowners. Since the beginning of the year, the South African Reserve Bank has cut its
South African mothers are experts in the field of juggling various tasks and taking care of financial commitments or bills in the process. Not to mention – while taking care of their extended loved ones AND holding the fort at home. Just take a look at their current ‘lockdown’ reality – they are truly amazing
The stronghold of debt can be devastating to any South African consumer. But, for those that have already been proactive to get themselves out of their debt burdens, they are indeed a step ahead of their peers through the Debt Review/Counselling process. Considering the COVID-19 lockdown reality that they currently face together with the rest
The world has sure been hit hard by Covid-19, mostly known as the Coronavirus. And, panic, frustration, and uncertainty are also evident in the heartbeat of Africa. President Ramaphosa has instructed South Africans to go into a 21-day lockdown period from 26 March, starting at midnight. And, in between all the havoc, consumers are still
Various countries, individuals, consumers and lately, perhaps, you and other South Africans have surely felt the wind being knocked out of your sails. The Covid-19/Coronavirus has sent shockwaves throughout the world and has now sent us in South Africa into lockdown for 21 days – how are you planning to handle this unprecedented emergency protocol?
Soon the Easter weekend will be upon you. Are you ready to make it a memorable, yet affordable one this year? The secret is to work with what you’ve got. From ‘do-it-yourself’ decorations, experiences rather than gifts, frugal activities and delicious, reasonably priced meals. You can have it all if you’d just give your creativity