Category Archives: Consumer Protection Act

The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA) and the Common Law: Cancellation of Lease Agreements:

  Prior to the Consumer Protection Act, No 68 0f 2008 (CPA) which came into effect at midnight on the 31st March 2011; the law of contract and the common law covered the issue of when and how a tenant … Continue reading

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What do you do if you purchase a defective motor vehicle from a new or second hand vehicle?

  Because of the number of queries we receive on literally a daily basis from our clients we are once again going to look at what to do in the situation where you have bought a “lemon” from a motor … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act: No 68 of 2008: (CPA): Motor Vehicles and Consumer Rights:

  The purchase of defective or previously accident damaged motor vehicles seems to be a hot topic at the moment. Why this would be the situation we are not sure; but in some ways is not surprising.

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The Common Law and the Consumer Protection Act: No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Refunds:

  At The Legal Advice Office we often get asked about refunds due to consumers in terms of either the common law or in terms of the CPA. As a result of yet another two enquiries today regarding firstly, the … 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) came into operation at midnight on the 31st March 2011; and has been the law since that date. It changed Consumer Law irrevocably and the entire intention of the Act … 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, 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 … Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): How it protects buyers of Motor Vehicles and other Major Purchase Consumer Items.

  The Consumer Protection Act (CPA), No 68 of 2008, came into operation at midnight on the 31st March 2011. It is an extraordinary piece of legislation protecting consumers from all sorts of previously bad business practices. We, at The … Continue reading

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Buying Residential Property: Tips:

We have this week looked at the CPA; but today we will look at something completely different and will share with you some tips on the buying of residential property. Your house is your home and probably your biggest ever … Continue reading

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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):

In our last two blogs 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 … Continue reading

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