Consumer Watch

Wendy Knowler fights for your rights...

br organicjpg
Associated Press

Marketing genius of organic foods unwrapped

If marketing is the art of persuading consumers to buy things, then the initial promoters of “organic” foods – all amateurs with little or no ... Read Story

br eskom
Bloomberg

Too early to tell if Eskom support package enough

The National Treasury’s Sunday press release confirmed a multifaceted approach as expected, but did not contain enough information for us to assess the ex... Read Story

br eskom
Bloomberg

Young minds tackle old problems

On average, “HIV/Aids patients living in rural areas of South Africa need to travel 96km to get to the nearest medical facility. Design a product or syste... Read Story

Browse Opinion

Items 51 - 60 of 383

GDP data fail to reveal the truth
August 27 2014 at 04:56

Every so often there comes a time when figures begin to sound meaningless relative to the reality of many South Africans.

Read Story
0 comments

Nanny state rescues banks, but you’re on your own
August 26 2014 at 04:44

If memory serves, the last time the government bailed out a consumer in money trouble was way back in… er… never.

Read Story
0 comments

Tough questions about children for those in power
August 26 2014 at 04:51

In South Africa and the world over mainstream traditional education systems and paradigms are being challenged, laying bare questions that need urgent answers if we are to build a generation of productive and conscientious... Read Story
0 comments

Protectionism motivated by self-interest can backfire
August 25 2014 at 05:34

Trade deals are based on the concept of give and take – a reality that protectionists try to ignore.

Read Story
0 comments

Readers’ Forum: Greedy African Bank chief is to blame for failure
August 25 2014 at 05:23

The recent demise of African Bank can solely be blamed on the former chief executive of the bank, Leon Kirkinis.

Read Story
0 comments

Letter: Zuma must pay for empty promises
August 25 2014 at 05:22

I wish to respond to an article in Business Report (“Modi seeks input on less centralised growth plan”, August 20).

Read Story
0 comments

FirstRand sets up world’s first gold-denominated bond
August 25 2014 at 05:18

In these post credit crisis days, true innovation in the shell-shocked world of money is a rarity. Mistrust of the financial industry, central banks and fiat currencies, however, is ubiquitous.

Read Story
0 comments

Apple-Google rivalry moves to firms
August 24 2014 at 21:24

While the technology giants have long had offerings for businesses, they are now broadening their product line-ups and more aggressively marketing them to companies.

Read Story
0 comments

Obama done little for African Americans
August 24 2014 at 21:53

At best, Barack Obama’s election in 2008 can only be considered an interim point in a healing process that must continue.

Read Story
0 comments

Tokyo shouldn’t be central
August 24 2014 at 21:38

Japan is betting on getting help from Las Vegas to boost tourism, jobs and tax revenue.

Read Story
0 comments

Items 51 - 60 of 383