Monthly Archives: August 2017

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

We were looking in an earlier blog of this week at section 55 and the implied warranty with particular emphasis on the sale of motor vehicles and disgruntled consumers who had recently bought a new or used vehicle from a … Continue reading

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

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

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

We were looking in our last blog at the implied warranty on the quality of goods guaranteed by the Consumer Protection Act and more particularly section 55 & 56 of that piece of legislation. There is still a lot of … Continue reading

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

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

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

Today; we will 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 becomes due and payable. We also … 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?

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How to dispute a debit order on your bank account:

Almost all consumers, who have bank accounts, have from time to time to deal with service providers who want us to sign debit orders in order to ensure that the monthly amounts due to them are paid automatically from our … Continue reading

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The Implied Warranty on the Sale of Goods:

  The statutory implied warranty as contained in the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA) is, from our point of view, one of the most important aspects granted to us by the CPA and the provisions of section … Continue reading

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Motor vehicle problems and other related Issues:

At The Legal Advice Office; we receive many enquiries each day about problem motor vehicles. Sometimes these relate to motor vehicles that were bought some time ago where the owner finds out now, for the first time, that the vehicle … Continue reading

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Letters of Demand: The start of the litigation process:

At The Legal Advice Office we often have clients phone or email us about monies that are owed to them by a debtor. Sometimes our clients are a business and want to know how they can go about recovering a … Continue reading

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