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Anton Vukic
Online businesses need to heed POPI

The promulgation of the POPI Act into law will result in severe penalties if an online business does not adequately secure the personal details of its customers stored online...

By Anton Vukic 24 Oct 2014 15:36

Firm plans to destroy recalled products
Firm plans to destroy recalled products

Tiger Brands (TBS) will destroy the 17‚000 packs of Tastic Simply Delicious sauces and ready-to-eat rice products it is removing from retailer shelves‚ managing executive Naresh Singh said this week.

By Nick Hedley 23 Oct 2014 13:45

The rise of the consumer
The rise of the consumer

The director-general of the Department of Trade and Industry has recently published an invitation for the public to comment on the Draft Consumer Goods and Services Sector Code of Conduct.

By Neil Kirby 23 Oct 2014 08:12

Tiger Brands rushes to shore up trust after food recall
Tiger Brands rushes to shore up trust after food recall

Food producers must realise recent food scandals have severely dented consumer trust and should as a result track down "operational gaps" and close them‚ an expert says.

By Nick Hedley 20 Oct 2014 14:25

Le Creuset loses promotional campaign case
Le Creuset loses promotional campaign case

South Africa's largest tomato producer, ZZ2 recently offered genuine Le Creuset casserole dishes as prizes and its promotion featured an image of a Le Creuset casserole pot, which was up for grabs, on the packaging of its tomatoes sold at major supermarkets across the country.

20 Oct 2014 10:25

New Rooibos website to celebrate Geographic Indicator status
New Rooibos website to celebrate Geographic Indicator status

In celebration of its newly acquired Geographic Indicator status, which will protect the name Rooibos, and allow it to capitalise and build on its geographical origin and global reputation, Rooibos Ltd has launched a new website.

17 Oct 2014 14:17

Provisions in CPA applicable to franchise agreements
Provisions in CPA applicable to franchise agreements

The Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008, (CPA) has been in effect since it was signed into law on 24 April 2011 and accordingly has now been in operation for a period of three years.

By Christopher Tucker and David Hepburn 13 Oct 2014 12:20

Trading in electricity in Johannesburg
Trading in electricity in Johannesburg

In most instances consumers are supplied with electricity either by a municipality or Eskom. However, in some instances the consumer may be supplied by a private third party 'middle man', who purchases electricity from either a municipality/Eskom and then re-sells it to a consumer.

By Ramon Pereira and Christopher Tucker 13 Oct 2014 10:43

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

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