ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

Used car dealer must pay back the money for dud car

2017-09-19 20:57

A Cape Town car dealership has been ordered to refund a consumer who bought a second-hand car, only to have it break down a few days later.

Mother's day deliveries gone wrong

2017-05-07 06:10

While most delivery companies get it right most of the time, some extra planning may be needed to avert a complete disaster, writes Angelique Ruzicka.

SA can learn consumer protection lessons from the US

2016-08-10 10:31

South Africa, which has rigorous consumer laws but many docile consumers, can learn from the US when it comes to enforcing consumer protection, says an industry expert.

The CPA and small businesses

2013-03-14 18:30

The Consumer Protection Act not only introduced new consumer rights, but also strengthening existing rights, says the National Small Business Chamber.

Redressing cellular and the CPA

2011-05-03 10:18

Simon Dingle on the finalised CPA and how it relates to cellular subscribers.

Cellular: meet the CPA

2011-03-15 10:24

The coming consumer protection act means major changes for cellular service providers in SA.

Boxing clever around marketing in 2011

2011-01-11 11:39

Wise up on how to approach marketing more responsibly when the new Consumer Protection Act comes into effect in 2011.

 

Will we see change in laws governing the time share industry?

2017-07-23 06:54

There has been little regulation of the sector – despite the introduction of the Consumer Protection Act – as most legislation relating to the industry is outdated.

What you need to know when selling or buying

2017-04-23 07:01

The onus is on you to uncover any defects before you buy, writes Angelique Ruzicka.

New app makes CPA understandable to all

2013-03-15 11:55

Want to know you rights? Now there's a free online guide to help you navigate the ins and outs of the Consumer Protection Act.

Small business and the CPA

2013-02-21 09:58

An overview of how the Consumer Protection Act affects small businesses in South Africa.

Auctioneers get a hammering

2011-03-27 11:45

SA’s multibillion-rand auction industry is set for a dramatic change by new legislation when the Consumer Protection Act comes into effect on April 1.

New law favours property cancellations

2011-03-07 16:03

Consumers who buy property through direct marketing channels will be able to cancel deals even after registration under the new Consumer Protection Act.

Consumer act to protect small businesses

2010-10-25 10:19

Any business making a turnover of more than R3m will not be protected by the Consumer Protection Act, says the trade and industry department.

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