Don’t ignore the warning signs of financial stress, especially before the holiday season

Don’t ignore the warning signs of financial stress, especially before the holiday season

An uncertain economy, already high levels of personal debt and the desire to reward oneself in December after a brutal year mean many South Africans either have money problems or may have in the near future.

Benay Sager, chief operating officer at DebtBusters, the country’s largest debt counsellor, says if you recognise the signs of financial stress and act quickly you leave yourself more options to get out of debt or get help to restructure what you owe.

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Avocados: A Double Win for Diabetes

Four million: the number of people in South Africa with diabetes according to recent data from the International Diabetes Federation. This means that South Africa has the highest proportion of adult diabetics on the African continent, and diabetes is the sixth most common cause of death in the country. Added to this, uncontrolled diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke, and amputations, a pandemic fuelled by soaring rates of individuals who are overweight and obese.

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