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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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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