About Wendy Knowler

Wendy Knowler is Independent Newspapers' consumer editor. Her column Consumer Watch is published twice a week in The Star, Pretoria News, Cape Times and Daily News.

Having first joined the group as a reporter on The Mercury in Durban in 1987, Wendy covered a variety of beats and enjoyed a stint in London as the group's UK correspondent in the mid-90s before being asked to write a consumer column, Taking Issue, for the Mercury in 1998. Due to its success, she was asked to write a second weekly column for its sister paper, the Daily News, in 2002. Since April 2006 she has written Consumer Watch for the Star, which syndicates it to the other titles.

She has won a number of awards for her consumer investigations.