Law News

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Consumer Protection Act kicks in- where are the regulations?

The Consumer Protection Act, No. 68 of 2008, became fully effective today, 31st March 2011. However, the regulations, which contain many of the pieces of the puzzle for those suppliers ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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