A recent judgment in the Western Cape High Court deals with the limitation on collection costs that a debtor can be charged in terms of a credit agreement under the National Credit Act.
Adams & Adams
2020 has commenced on a negative note for the Gauteng Department of Education. 18 scholars have died under various circumstances since the beginning of this year.
In recent times November has become the favorite month for South African consumers with the adoption of sale specials like Black Friday and...
On 13 November 2019, the Nigerian Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) published Guidelines on the Simplified Process for Foreign to Foreign Mergers...
Abrahams & Gross Inc.
A ‘latent defect' is a material defect, which was not visible after ‘reasonable' inspection.
What are we to expect from the Amendments to the National Credit Act 34 of 2005, will this negatively impact the banking industry and how will government look to implement the Amendments?
Spoor & Fisher
About 30% of consumers are unknowingly buying fake goods when making online purchases, according to the Global Online Shopping Survey.
This is a sure way of achieving the desired results.
The rapid advancements in the mobile phone and ease of access to vast amounts of mobile applications ("Apps") has made it seem that there is an App for everything and anything.
Dentons would like to thank Henwood & Company in Swaziland for this month's contribution to the Africa section of the Dentons South Africa Newsletter.This article provides an overview
of the implications...
Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes
Have you ever wondered how you could stop that direct marketer from making cold calls to offer you life insurance cover, (which you already have), or a cellphone contract for the latest iPhone (got that too!), or ...
Clyde & Co
Supreme Court of Appeal overturns Pretoria High Court decision of Halstead-Cleak v Eskom Holdings Limited.
One of the chief objectives of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA) is to promote a fair, accessible and sustainable marketplace for consumer products and services.
A new Code of Conduct (Code) for the Consumer Goods and Services (CGS) industry has been released and takes effect on 30 April.
Garlicke & Bousfield Inc.
Mr A (debtor) and Mr B (creditor) enter into a credit agreement but Mr A defaults on his payments in terms of the agreement and he receives a letter of demand for immediate payment of the full amount outstanding.
The National Credit Regulator (NCR) has for some time expressed its concerns regarding the method used by credit providers to assess consumers' ability to afford credit (affordability assessments).
KPMG, South Africa
The Department of Public Works and the South African Graduates Development Association have partnered with the Transport Education and Training Authority, KPMG, Nedbank and Old Mutual to provide employment for 64 graduates across the country.
The Consumer Protection Act that came into effect on 1 April 2011 has many consumers jumping for joy and many more businesses screaming from the rooftops.
Spoor & Fisher
The new regulations relating to the Labelling and Advertising of Foodstuffs, No R 146 of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972 (Act 54 of 1972), which was implemented on 1 March 2012, aims to create a specific standard for informing consumers about the ingredients in foodstuffs.
One of the aims of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) is to promote responsible consumer behaviour.