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Consumer Protection Act: Due Diligence – It’s Time
Published: 10 May 2011

Many organisations are currently reviewing their business models, customer contracts and customer relationship management procedures against the requirements of the recently enacted Consumer Protection Act (CPA). Below is a list of a few recommended action items for companies conducting such due diligence exercises:
1. Applying the definition of goods and services to the companies goods [...]

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Consumer Protection Act - 5 Straightforward Implications of The Consumer Protection Regulations
Published: 5 April 2011

The 1st of April 2011 saw the introduction of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA). This piece of legislation has been highly publicised with a significant drive being initiated by the Department of Trade and Industry, as well as the media, to ensuring consumers are educated in their rights. However, even with all the public interest [...]

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Consumer Protection Act Regulations Published
Published: 1 April 2011

The Minister of Trade and Industry published the Regulations and Threshold Determination pertaining to the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 on 1 April 2011.
Copies of the Regulations and the Determination (hot off the press) may be requested from Chetty Law - mail info@chettylaw.co.za.
The Consumer Protection Act secures many much needed rights for Consumers but [...]

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Protection of Personal Information - What is Your “Database Consent Quota”?
Published: 16 March 2011

The Protection of Personal Information Bill is legislation will change the way organisations collect, store and use personal information about their contacts and will effectively provide South Africa as a jurisdiction, parity with other countries that have implemented data protection legislation. A primary impact will be the propelling of South African organisations to permission based [...]

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Consumer Protection Act - Prohibited Contracts and Terms
Published: 29 January 2011

The Consumer Protection Act aims to protect the rights of Consumers by ensuring that the environment in which they operate is fair, accessible and sustainable. It also endeavours to encourage responsible Consumer behaviour. The Act sets out certain fundamental consumer rights, as well as highlights how to protect those rights. An essential practical characteristic to [...]

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