Truth Workshop

Consumer activism can pay off

The Competition Commission released a report on 2nd December 2019 in which it responds to complaints that consumers are being overcharged for data in South Africa. They recommend that Vodacom ...
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The Consumer Protection Act and Racial Discrimination

Consumers often approach our firm with complaints about racial discrimination in the context of their treatment by retailers or landlords.  Maybe surprisingly, the Consumer Protection Act can help in various ...
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What you should know before buying timeshare

by Trudie Broekmann and Lauren Lewis, Consumer Attorneys at Trudie Broekmann Attorneys Our firm has been hit by a tsunami of hundreds of South African consumers who want us to ...
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The National Health Insurance Bill – how this could affect medical aid scheme members in South Africa

by Elmarie Jensen What is the NHI Bill? On 8 August 2019, Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, introduced the National Health Insurance Bill (“NHI Bill”) at the National Assembly. Under the ...
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Travelling to a malaria area?  Get your chemoprophylaxis without a prescription.

Lize Cornelius, a pharmacist from Somerset West, dispels some of the myths around malaria infection and educates us on ease of access to preventative medication. With 18 638 confirmed cases in ...
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Fresh thinking to combat rhino poaching

Dr. Annette Hübschle of the Environmental Futures Project, Institute for Safety Governance and Criminology at the University of Cape Town offers pragmatic insights on how consumers can think and lobby ...
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Playing the broken record – one of the ways of being assertive

This contribution comes from retired psychology lecturer, Dr. Neil Broekmann – Trudie Broekmann is his proud daughter. Have you ever encountered a pushy salesperson who kept on trying to persuade ...
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Self-Defence Tear Gas or Pepper Spray?

When it comes to personal safety, most consumers are unsure how to pick a self-defence spray that will be effective with minimal impact on the user. In this blog, Werner ...
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Are you really exempt from filing a tax return?

David van Niekerk of Vantage Chartered Accountants advises In a recent article, we covered the benefits of submitting a tax return even if you are exempt, but how do you ...
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Hospital plan or full cover medical aid?

A popular misperception is that a “hospital plan” is not medical aid or that an expensive, comprehensive medical aid plan provides better cover than a hospital plan.  Bigger medical schemes ...
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