Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Importance of the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA).

Prior to the commencement of the Consumer Protection Act, No 68 0f 2008 which came into effect at midnight on the 31st March 2011; consumers had very little defence against abuse by service providers and/or abusive business practices; other than … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act N0 68 of 2008: (CPA): Sections 55 & 56 & Motor Vehicles specifically:

In our last blog we looked at the legal right of consumers to return damaged or defective goods. This right is based on the implied warranty inherent in the Consumer Protection Act and specifically the provisions of section 55 and … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008: (CPA): The Consumers Right to return damaged/defective items:

  We still get a lot of enquiries every single week from clients about whether, when and how they can go about returning faulty, defective or damaged goods.

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Cancellation of Lease Agreements:

Prior to the Consumer Protection Act, No 68 0f 2008 which came into effect in April 2011; the law of contract and the common law covered the issue of when and how a tenant went about cancelling a lease agreement. … Continue reading

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Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008: (CPA):The right to return damaged/defective goods:

We will now look at some fundamental consumer rights as promised in our last blog. We often receive enquiries from clients about whether, when and how they can go about returning faulty or damages goods; which is one of the … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008: (CPA): Purpose & Policy:

  In Chapter 1, sections 3 to 7; of the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008; we have the purpose, policy and Application of the Act set out in some detail. The purpose of the Act are set out … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008: (CPA): Warranty Protection: Second Hand Cars:

The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008: (CPA): Warranty Protection: Second Hand Cars: The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 came into operation at midnight on the 31st March 2011; and has been the law since that date. … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Section 56(3) & (4):

We have been looking at the implied warranty on the quality of goods guaranteed by the Consumer Protection Act and more particularly section 55 & 56 of that Act of Parliament. As we now know; we as consumers have the … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008: (CPA): Section 56 (2):

We were looking last week at the implied warranty on the quality of goods guaranteed by the Consumer Protection Act (CPA);and more particularly section 55 & 56 of that piece of legislation. There is still a lot of confusion about … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act: No 68 of 2008: Section 55: Consumer’s rights to safe, good quality goods:

The Consumer Protection Act, No 68 of 2008; (CPA); which, as mentioned in our last blog, came into effect at midnight on the 31st March 2011 has changed consumer law in the RSA irrevocably. There are a number of innovative … Continue reading

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