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South African consumer rights under threat
South African consumer rights under threat

The prohibition of alcohol advertising and raising the age limit for alcohol sales to 21 is an infringement of consumers' rights to choose their own lifestyle...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Aug 2014 08:03

IAB calls for comment on draft regulations for FMCG advertising, labelling
IAB calls for comment on draft regulations for FMCG advertising, labelling

The Department of Health has published draft regulations relating to the labelling and advertising of foods, together with supporting guidelines, which when passed will...

8 Aug 2014 13:40

Cellphone, time-share firms scrutinised
Cellphone, time-share firms scrutinised

Cellphone and timeshare firms are under the spotlight of the consumer authorities for their alleged abuse of consumer rights.

By Linda Ensor 1 Aug 2014 15:37

NAPM calls for elimination of VAT on life saving medicines
NAPM calls for elimination of VAT on life saving medicines

The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) has proposed a zero Value Added Tax (VAT) rating on medicines in its submission to the Davis Tax Committee.

21 Jul 2014 08:54

First legal step in R699 car scheme
First legal step in R699 car scheme

The Port Elizabeth High Court agreed yesterday to hear a case on Tuesday that will be the first step in a massive class action on behalf of consumers left out of pocket by the alleged R699 car scam.

18 Jul 2014 09:53

Not in front of the kids
Not in front of the kids

Food companies and restaurants will no longer be able to advertise unhealthy food to children if proposed legislation is passed.

17 Jul 2014 07:31

PIC/S explained: Safety of SA medicines
PIC/S explained: Safety of SA medicines

What is PIC/S, and why is it important for the quality of medicine production?

16 Jul 2014 10:37

The Google doodle and other fluid trademarks
The Google doodle and other fluid trademarks

There was an interesting article in a publication called TBO (Trademarks and Brands Online) entitled Fluid Trademarks: Keeping Them Watertight. So what are fluid trademarks?

By Ilse du Plessis 14 Jul 2014 12:19

It's my product and I will say it's healthy if I want to... or not?
It's my product and I will say it's healthy if I want to... or not?

The Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54 of 1972 (FCDA) regulates, amongst other things, the labelling of foodstuffs in South Africa. Until 2012, the issue of food labelling was not, particularly, of any major consequence.

By Natasha Wright 11 Jul 2014 14:25

Muthambi's 'bizarre' decision on Motsoeneng
Muthambi's 'bizarre' decision on Motsoeneng

A top constitutional law expert has slammed Muthambi's decision as .bizarre'.

11 Jul 2014 11:32

Motsoeneng appointment prompts another board controversy
Motsoeneng appointment prompts another board controversy

The SABC looked set for another crisis this week after the permanent appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as chief operations officer, despite a damning report by the public protector.

11 Jul 2014 05:55

If you like it, then you should've put a ® on it
If you like it, then you should've put a ® on it

The value of intellectual property has never been more important than the present, with local and international fashion houses and manufacturers in the clothing, footwear...

By Tiffany Conley 10 Jul 2014 07:07

SABC viewers displeased with old content, repeats, news bias
SABC viewers displeased with old content, repeats, news bias

Leadership problems and the SABC's lack of investment in content may finally be catching up with the public broadcaster.

9 Jul 2014 10:27

Medicine advertising and the ASA
Medicine advertising and the ASA

The ASA's claims in respect of its regulation of medicine advertising are misleading.

By Saul Aryeh Shoot 8 Jul 2014 06:43

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