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Returns Policy and the Consumer Protection Act

A supplier of goods usually dictates the terms and conditions of sale and includes the returns policy applicable. When constructing these terms and conditions, it is important to keep the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act (the CPA) in mind, as they apply irrespective of the store refund policy. There are a number of sections in […]

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The effect of a sale in execution for a deregistered close corporation

Immovable property has become a sought after asset in the debt recovery process. An applicant (the person who the money is owed to) may apply to the court for a Warrant of Execution (also called a Writ for short) after a judgment has been granted against the debtor to pay the amount owed.  This warrant, […]

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Terminating Commercial Lease Agreement and the CPA

Terminating a commercial lease agreement prematurely does not have to be as complicated as one would expect. Due to various unexpected circumstances or events, it sometimes happens that a company or individual is unable to continue performance under the requirements of the agreement. A commercial lease will naturally have stricter termination regulations in terms of the […]

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Draft Consumer Goods and Services Sector Code of Conduct – Consumer Protection Act 61 of 2008

On the 3 October 2014, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) published the draft code of conduct for the consumer goods and services industry in Notice 850, Government Gazette 38058 for public comment. The deadline for comments is said to be the 3 November 2014.

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Fixed term agreements and the Consumer Protection Act

People have entered into fixed term agreements for many years. These agreements may be a cell phone contract, sports or health club membership or lease agreement. They generally do not have an option to terminate before the contract’s automatic expiry. Now, however, with the enactment of the CPA, people are no longer bound to such […]

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