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.
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A six-kilometre floating fish farm anchored off Port Elizabeth's popular Hobie Beach is set to go ahead despite an outcry that it will be a magnet for sharks and pose a massive threat to eco-tourism, marine life and investment in Nelson Mandela Bay.
The Council for Geoscience (CGS) will close 45 open mine shafts in the coming financial year to prevent illegal mining and to protect communities who live near the derelict and abandoned mines in Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.
The devastating effects of climate change are already being felt across the planet, including in Africa. The 2011 drought-induced famine in the Horn of Africa affected more than 10 million people, claimed 257,000 lives and cost over $1bn in damages.
While challenges within certain categories of crime such as murder and sexual offences remain, South Africa's police have a firm handle on crime, claims National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega.