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Online Shopper Be Aware!

Online shopping, whether it be for goods or services, has segmented its own small part of our reality in recent years. Be it browsing a catalogue or reacting to a social media post of a person complaining that they didn’t get what they paid for; most people are at least familiar with the concept of […]

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Lease Agreements During #COVID Lockdown – Possible Relief for Retail Rental Sector

  The unfolding COVID-19 crisis will have many long-lasting and unforeseen economic impacts on the global economy. Of the many concerns is what a general 21-day lockdown will mean for business enterprises not exempted from the national lockdown. Hardest hit will be SMME’s not yet large enough to have developed long term business continuity practices […]

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A Brief Look at Consumer Rights in Terms of the Consumer Protection Act

 In recent times November has become the favorite month for South African consumers with the adoption of sale specials like Black Friday and Cyber Mondays. Retailers provide massive discounts on their inventories allow for the intake of the latest ranges in the new year. The advantage is a turnover of stock, with suppliers keeping up […]

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The Regulatory Status Quo of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The South African Cryptocurrency Market Place is currently facing scrutiny and a fair amount of uncertainty as a result of First National Bank (FNB) announcing on 20 November 2019 that they would be shutting down all bank accounts associated with cryptocurrency businesses. The decision will affect all three of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges currently in […]

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Unwanted Direct Marketing and your Right to Refuse

Introduction A situation that almost every consumer has experienced has been that of receiving an unwanted phone call from a telemarketer. The conversation is carried out with the intention of selling you a product or service and is essentially a sales pitch. As a consumer, do you know your rights to refuse your information being […]

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