Commentary on the Consumer Protection Act (Online)



  • Format: Online
  • ISBN: 24127698
  • Category: Commercial Law, Consumer Law, Financial Services

R194.00



This online resource offers a comprehensive review of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 – or ‘the CPA’ as it is commonly known. The authors provide a detailed explanation of each section of the CPA and of the schedules to the Act. Case law in the area of consumer protection is presented and analysed in a clear, concise manner. Developments in consumer law internationally, where relevant to the CPA and other aspects of consumer law in South Africa, are also discussed.

The arrangement of material is straightforward: each section of the CPA is reproduced and commented upon in sequential order, beginning with section 1 ‘Definitions’. Chapter headings are the same as those used in the Act. The Introduction, on the other hand, provides a more general overview of the CPA in terms of its historical background, and offers separate commentary on the impact of the Act on the law of contract and on franchising.

  • Introduction and overview of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA)
  • The impact of the CPA on the law of contract and on specific contracts
  • The impact of the CPA on franchising
  • The regulation of marketing under the CPA
  • Interpretation, purpose and application
    • Interpretation
    • Purpose, policy and application of the CPA
  • Fundamental consumer rights
    • Right of equality in the consumer market
    • Consumer’s right to privacy
    • Consumer’s right to choose
    • Right to disclosure and information
    • Right to fair and responsible marketing
    • Right to fair and honest dealing
    • Right to fair, just and reasonable terms and conditions
    • Right to fair value, good quality and safety
    • Supplier’s accountability to consumers
  • Protection of consumer rights and consumers’ voice
    • Consumer’s rights to be heard and obtain redress
    • Commission investigations
    • Redress by the court
    • Civil society support for consumer’s rights
  • Business names and industry codes of conduct
  • National consumer protection institutions
    • National and provincial co-operation
    • Establishment of the National Consumer Commission
    • Functions of the National Consumer Commission
  • Enforcement of the CPA
    • Enforcement by the National Consumer Commission
    • Powers in support of investigation
    • Offences and penalties
    • Miscellaneous matters
  • General provisions
  • Schedules
    • Amendment of laws
    • Transitional provisions
  • Table of Cases

  • Judges
  • Advocates 
  • Attorneys
  • Magistrates
  • Consumer Tribunal members
  • National Consumer Commission officials
  • Provincial Consumer Protection Authorities
  • Ombuds
  • Consumer Protection Groups
  • Academics

Key Benefits

 

  • A comprehensive review of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008
  • Each section of the CPA is reproduced and commented upon in sequential order
  • The Introduction offers separate commentary on the impact of the Act on the law of contract, marketing and on franchising
  • Relevant case law is analysed
  • Hyperlinks allow for easy navigation within the product and to referenced legislation and case law for subscribers to the relevant online publications
  • Powerful electronic searching allows for easy and rapid access to information

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This online resource offers a comprehensive review of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 – or ‘the CPA’ as it is commonly known. The authors provide a detailed explanation of each section of the CPA and of the schedules to the Act. Case law in the area of consumer protection is presented and analysed in a clear, concise manner. Developments in consumer law internationally, where relevant to the CPA and other aspects of consumer law in South Africa, are also discussed.

The arrangement of material is straightforward: each section of the CPA is reproduced and commented upon in sequential order, beginning with section 1 ‘Definitions’. Chapter headings are the same as those used in the Act. The Introduction, on the other hand, provides a more general overview of the CPA in terms of its historical background, and offers separate commentary on the impact of the Act on the law of contract and on franchising.

  • Introduction and overview of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA)
  • The impact of the CPA on the law of contract and on specific contracts
  • The impact of the CPA on franchising
  • The regulation of marketing under the CPA
  • Interpretation, purpose and application
    • Interpretation
    • Purpose, policy and application of the CPA
  • Fundamental consumer rights
    • Right of equality in the consumer market
    • Consumer’s right to privacy
    • Consumer’s right to choose
    • Right to disclosure and information
    • Right to fair and responsible marketing
    • Right to fair and honest dealing
    • Right to fair, just and reasonable terms and conditions
    • Right to fair value, good quality and safety
    • Supplier’s accountability to consumers
  • Protection of consumer rights and consumers’ voice
    • Consumer’s rights to be heard and obtain redress
    • Commission investigations
    • Redress by the court
    • Civil society support for consumer’s rights
  • Business names and industry codes of conduct
  • National consumer protection institutions
    • National and provincial co-operation
    • Establishment of the National Consumer Commission
    • Functions of the National Consumer Commission
  • Enforcement of the CPA
    • Enforcement by the National Consumer Commission
    • Powers in support of investigation
    • Offences and penalties
    • Miscellaneous matters
  • General provisions
  • Schedules
    • Amendment of laws
    • Transitional provisions
  • Table of Cases

  • Judges
  • Advocates 
  • Attorneys
  • Magistrates
  • Consumer Tribunal members
  • National Consumer Commission officials
  • Provincial Consumer Protection Authorities
  • Ombuds
  • Consumer Protection Groups
  • Academics

Key Benefits

 

  • A comprehensive review of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008
  • Each section of the CPA is reproduced and commented upon in sequential order
  • The Introduction offers separate commentary on the impact of the Act on the law of contract, marketing and on franchising
  • Relevant case law is analysed
  • Hyperlinks allow for easy navigation within the product and to referenced legislation and case law for subscribers to the relevant online publications
  • Powerful electronic searching allows for easy and rapid access to information

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