Consumer experts have called on bargain hunters to avoid buying items on credit and to steer clear from borrowing money for Black Friday shopping.
Zimbabwe lifted a ban on the import of basic goods and foodstuffs on Tuesday after shelves were emptied in recent weeks by consumers panicking over a deepening currency crisis.
South African households are bracing themselves for further devastating economic pressures, as the newly appointed Finance minister Tito Mboweni will be delivering the medium term budget policy statement next week.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has slammed government for failing to protect consumers from the negative impact of the high fuel and vat hikes.
Information Communication Technology (ICT) Expert Duncan Macleud has warned that telecommunications regulatory body ICASA may have difficulties regulating the price of data.