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E-tolls 90% compliant with CPA
E-tolls 90% compliant with CPA

The Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (CPA) is no doubt a very important, and very influential, piece of legislation in South African law and its enactment has given many consumers the confidence to stand up for their rights.

By Chantelle Gladwin and Nikita Theodosiou 29 Sep 2014 11:36

Trends from CPA complaints to consumer ombudsman
Trends from CPA complaints to consumer ombudsman

Reviewing the complaints brought to the Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman (CGSO) indicates that the South African public is coming to terms with its rights...

26 Sep 2014 12:27

IAB objects to Department of Health's attempt to limit commercial speech
IAB objects to Department of Health's attempt to limit commercial speech

The Interactive Advertising Bureau South Africa (IAB) has made its submissions to the Department of Health regarding the draft Regulations and Guidelines relating to the Labelling and Advertising of Foods (r. 429).

12 Sep 2014 10:24

SA ready to fight EU ban on citrus fruit
SA ready to fight EU ban on citrus fruit

The government was ready to take the European Union (EU) to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to challenge its objections to imports of SA's citrus fruit due to black spot, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Tuesday, 9 September 2014.

By Linda Ensor 11 Sep 2014 15:40

Update on CPA at Consumer Complaints Management conference
Update on CPA at Consumer Complaints Management conference

ASM Communications will host the Consumer Complaints Management conference to address key areas of concern in the Consumer Protection Act and provide participants with a road map for effective complaints management.

1 Sep 2014 13:00

New production laws lift local brandy quality
New production laws lift local brandy quality

The Wine and Spirits Board has legislated changes to brandy production laws. The changes seek to protect brandy's position in the local market by enforcing stricter requirements on how the two styles of brandy - vintage and potstill - are made.

28 Aug 2014 14:40

Revisions to definitions of brandy legislated
Revisions to definitions of brandy legislated

The South African Wine and Spirits Board recently legislated revisions to the definitions of premium brandy.

28 Aug 2014 07:25

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

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