Consumer Watch

Wendy Knowler fights for your rights...

John Scott Masthead
January 9 2014 at 09:46

As someone who barely passed matric maths, and only after taking extra lessons with a very patient retired teacher, I am full of sympathy for all those who discovered that their struggles with the subject were unsuccessful, according to the national results just released.

This is in spite of the questions becoming easier.

Read full post

January 7 2014 at 09:54

Out of Africa something always new, and it’s happened again in Mpumalanga where the grannies and grandpas have discovered a new use for condoms.

The contraceptives relieve the pain in their knees. Apparently the gel does the trick.

Read full post

December 3 2013 at 09:43

There was a message on our answering phone when we arrived at our Hermanus house on Friday afternoon. It was Colin Eglin.

It sounded as if he had had a stroke. “It’s Colin... Colin Eglin,” he stumbled and stuttered. “Just to let you... I’m waiting for you this afternoon...” The rest of the message was too garbled to decipher. But it ended with a “bye-bye”.

Read full post

November 28 2013 at 10:58

At first I couldn’t understand the DA’s objection to the electronic monitoring system that the ANC proposes to introduce to Parliament.

Radio frequency identification will automatically register which MPs enter or leave a debating chamber or committee room and a biometric system will record members’ thumbprints. The main purpose of all this gadgetry is to curb MPs’ absenteeism, alleged to be highly prevalent among the ANC. Surely the DA would support such an innovation, I thought, if only to have a quorum of opponents to engage with.

Read full post

November 26 2013 at 10:45

All my life smells have been more evocative than sight or sound. In other words, I tend to be led by the nose.

Which is why a couple of news items over the weekend made me sit up and twitch my nostrils. One was the story that all our Hermanus rubbish is being dumped at Gansbaai, about 50km away.

Read full post

Showing items 41 - 45 of 100