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Lwazi Radebe
Trends from CPA complaints to consumer ombudsman
I bought my car from a dealer in Pretoria, on the 3rd of March, a second hand. I had test driven the car found that it had gearbox issues, tyres were almost finished, we agreed that all that will be fixed. In May the car had some issues and because I had taken a warranty I took it to a workshop, I was told that it needed suspension, timing chain, and gearbox to be fixed. I made a claim and was given the max R20 000 and asked that they do the suspension and timing chain.
On the 30th July, the cambelt snapped and that is when I decided to send an email to the dealership where I bought the car, I was then told to tow the car to their workshop, and I did.
After a month of me checking every now and then if the car is fixed with no luck, and then one day when I called the manager mentioned that it's now R27000 and I was like mmmmh (in my mind I'm thinking why is he telling me). After almost 2 months they told me it's fixed and I went to fetch it and only to be given an invoice of R31000+ and that is when I said I've had this car for less than 6 months and 12000+ kilometres, I will not take responsibility of that bill and the manager did not ask for my approval. The car is with these guys and they do not want to take responsibility.
What must I do? I'm desperate for assistance.
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 21:19
Narian Chengiah Naidoo
Presidency asks everyone to assist Seriti Commission
Come on President Jacob Zuma, tell the voters how much you pocketed from the 'arms deal.'
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 19:19
Jack Cutts
Leptin also influences brain cells that control appetite, Yale researchers find
Hope this new discovery can stir more researches into ways to counter obesity.
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 15:46
Jack Cutts
MPs blame Parliament's food for their obesity
HaHa, OMG, look who's talking now - politicians! You put on weight because you want to eat those foods, nobody forces you to do so.
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 15:43
J. C
Tackling childhood obesity, Kauai launches schools' franchise
Good initiative, really hope that Kauai@School can help to bring down the childhood obesity rate.
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 15:39
Jack Cutts
Higher BMI increases the risk of asthma in children
Besides asthma, any increase in weight beyond the normal BMI level can cause different kinds health problems.
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 15:36
Jack Cutts
CHILD study shows rise in obesity, blood pressure at NW primary schools
Health risks caused by obesity in children are getting more and more serious but there seems to be no solutions to this problem.
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 15:32
Stuart Magooze
Stuart Magooze
DigiChat with Andrea: Search engine marketing
Paid advertising is a short term strategy, results are immediate, and you can be very specific on what needs to be targeted. The problem is when you stop spending the money and your leads disappear.

SEO takes time and effort, but the results are long term. Even when the "SEO Agreement" is completed. The results will continue.

If you want to try paid advertising for yourself then get a free R600 Google AdWords voucher here.
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 15:06
Marc Hugo
Marc Hugo
SA Tourism to open marketing office in Sao Paulo
I am surprised it has taken as long as this to open a SATour office in Brazil (South America's largest economy) and a BrICS partner to boot. Heel dragging more like...
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 12:42
Kevin Savage
Kevin Savage
Gagasi FM announces the programmes manager
Congratulations. It sounds like you have certainly paid your dues and this is well deserved. Kevin.
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 09:13
Kelvin Nyota
Kelvin Nyota
Why can,t over 50,s get work in South Africa?
Racial discrimination, Lack of education, negative energy that says only whites can prosper.
Posted on 27 Sep 2014 21:56
Jane Rudov
Are machines seizing control of language?
1) Not all MT is the same
2) For global business, expert MT is already proven to save millions of dollars in global operational costs, accelerate product launches (and hence global revenues) AND improve the overall customer experience by providing, albeit imperfect, information in consumers' own language
3) MT is rapidly evolving to provide greater value to global business all the time
4) Any point that argues these facts is at the very least, missing the bigger picture...
Posted on 26 Sep 2014 21:35
Steven Myhill
Steven Myhill
Five tips on how designers can deal with criticism
I have found over the years that if you indulge the client and give them exactly what hey ask for (including making the logo bigger), and then ask them to consider your suggestion/recommendation, this allows them to see that what they initially thought was going to work doesn't in fact work and what you suggested when held up against the brief is a much better solution. This helps them understand the complexities of the creative process and allows you to earn their respect as the professionals. They are also educated in the process and if you do your job well you establish trust and can push things a little further the next time. As Kevin Minshaw mentioned as creatives we need to respect that our clients know their customers and their business and if we do this and learn from them they will begin to respect us our insights and creativity and in the end everyone wins. Cheers Steve
Posted on 26 Sep 2014 17:58
Narian Chengiah Naidoo
State asks private companies to donate to an Ebola fund
What about selling President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead and donate the money to the Ebola Response Fund instead of asking private companies to donate.

President Jacob Zuma can build his own house himself with all the taxpayers money he looted.
Posted on 26 Sep 2014 16:34
Narian Chengiah Naidoo
Vandalism, theft caused water crisis in Jo'burg
What is the government doing about the the continued vandalism and theft of valves, copper and transformers that has a direct bearing on water shortages in many municipalities across South Africa.
Posted on 26 Sep 2014 16:24
Kevin Minshaw
Kevin Minshaw
Five tips on how designers can deal with criticism
Thanks for a great article.

The way to handle this type of let-down is to undermine the client's ability to judge creativity. As my mum used to say: "Okay, do it your way ... (just audible) if you don't mind looking stupid."

Ha, ha. I wish. Actually, I've found the best way to handle this is to see yourself as an extension of the client's own creative ability. Too often, as creatives, we see clients as idiots who don't know the first thing about design (or in my case, copywriting). That immediately puts you on the wrong footing. That client has built a good business, not by luck but by intelligence. And they are closer to the customer than we are so they often do know how their brand should look, feel and sound. And even if they get it wrong, it's their brand.

Bluntly, if we want to make it personal, we should create works that we can sell independently. But if you are working for a paying client, don't see them as weakening your creativity; see yourself as strengthening theirs. Play nicely and in time, they'll warm to your suggestions.
Posted on 26 Sep 2014 15:44
Matt Raven
Matt Raven
Photo & Film Expo: The largest photographic event in Africa kicks off end-October at the dome, JHB
Also see the free workshop schedules at www.photofilmexpo.com/workshops
Posted on 26 Sep 2014 14:36
James Hurford
James Hurford
While you're speaking, what's your body saying?
You are welcome,John.
Posted on 26 Sep 2014 10:08
James Hurford
James Hurford
While you're speaking, what's your body saying?
Hi MADIBANA MADIBANA,

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Posted on 26 Sep 2014 10:06
John MN
John MN
While you're speaking, what's your body saying?
Thanks James..actually, people may hear about body language. so, when we combine between your mouth and your body in talking..it will make very good effective. Love it!
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Posted on 26 Sep 2014 09:52
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