When does the CPA apply to me / my business?

The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (“CPA”) came into final effect on 31 March 2011 and the regulations under the Act came into effect simultaneously. The Act consequently covers both goods and services delivered on or after 31 March 2011 when this was done:  “in the ordinary course of business“  and “for consideration”. You and

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Estate agents’ mandates and the CPA

The Consumer Protection Act, No. 68 of 2008 (“CPA”) applies to the relationship between an estate agent and the agent’s principal (e.g. the seller), if: -the principal is an individual (or if the principals are individuals) or -a juristic person (i.e. a company, close corporation, trust, association, body corporate etc.) with a total asset value and

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CPA threshold changes to R2 million

The Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”) protects all individuals. In addition, a feature which appears to be unique to the South African consumer protection legislation, juristic persons* which have an annual turnover and total asset value of under a particular threshold amount, are protected as consumers in the same way as individuals. Initially, this threshold was determined

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