Quite a few readers and tweeters have complained about being "spammed" by the Democratic Party.
Darryl Kruger of Swellendam wrote: "I have been receiving a large number of spam emails and SMSs from them. On contacting the DA hotline and asking where they got my details from, they told me from the National Consumer Database. I know that there is no such thing as the National Consumer Database. I reported this to the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). I was informed that there is nothing I can do as political parties have somehow found a loophole in legislation and are able to get hold of contact details and are able to contact potential voters.
Having a spot of finger trouble can be an expensive business when it comes to making online purchases or payments.
It’s become the norm for consumers to make airline bookings – particularly domestic ones – online, but best you have your wits about you, because if you spell a name wrong or click on the wrong date or destination, you may find it’s not quite so simple to fix the problem.
This past weekend saw various media relay images of the extensive damage and personal trauma experienced in the Western Cape after heavy rains carried by the Black South-Easter, which last devastated Laingsburg in the Karoo, battered the area causing flooding that left at least 20 000 people without homes.