Monthly Archives: February 2017

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

  We feel we need to reiterate the protection given consumers by the implied warranty as stated in section 55 of the CPA. The Consumer Protection Act, No 68 of 2008; (CPA); which came into effect at midnight on the … Continue reading

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Legislation: The Process: The Consumer Protection Act: No 68 of 2008:

We had a query this week which went as follows: “I have noticed that the Consumer Protection Act is Act number 68 of 2008. Why then did it only come into effect at midnight on the 31st March 2011; 3 … Continue reading

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Blacklisting: Rescission of Judgements.

We get many queries from time to time at The Legal Advice office, about blacklisting and the rescission of judgments, To clear credit records we offer two main services to our clients.

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The Legal Profession: “Lawyers”: Who are they and what functions do they deliver?

In this blog; we thought we would answer a question which often arises; as the man in the street gets confused between the terminology “lawyers”, “attorneys”, “advocates” and several other generic names for those who practice law as legal practitioners. … Continue reading

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Prescription of a Debt: What does it mean? Part 2:

Following on from our last blog; we will today continue our discussion on prescription as a defence to a claim instituted by a creditor against a debtor. We learnt last time that a debt normally prescribes 3 years after it … Continue reading

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Prescription of a Debt: What does it mean? Part 1:

The Prescription Act; No 68 of 1969; provides in Chapter III for the extinction of debt by prescription. What does this mean? A debt is extinguished by prescription after the lapse of the period which applies in respect of that … Continue reading

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General Legal Advice: Golden Rules:

As the weekend approaches we thought we could give you a little insight into general daily legal principles that should guide you on legal problems and general legal advice. Golden Rule Number 1: Get proper, professional legal advice on ALL … Continue reading

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Drunk Driving: What you need to know:

We all know that you should not drink and Drive. Drunk driving plays a very important role in the high death rate that we have on our National Roads.

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008: (CPA):  Fundamental Consumer Rights:

  In Chapter 2, Part A; the CPA deals with the right of equality in the consumer market, Sections 8 to 10; of the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA); deal with the consumers protection against discriminatory marketing, … Continue reading

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