Most municipalities off the hook

Rob Davies, the Minister of Trade and Industry, published a notice on 14th March 2011 in terms of which the application of the Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”), is deferred in respect of all municipalities which are not “high capacity” municipalities. The CPA comes into full effect on 31st March 2011, so all high capacity municipalities need to fully

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Hope for road accident victims

A recent Constitutional court judgment has the legal world in uproar, since the judgment confirms an amendment to the Road Accident Fund Act which decreases the compensation paid by the Road Accident Fund to accident victims. The Act removes the victims’ common law right to claim the balance of their damages from the negligent driver, so that these

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