Each and every South African is, or will be, affected by the new Consumer Protection Act. Whether we buy or sell items, or undertake to provide services regularly, we expose ourselves to litigation in terms of this legislation almost every day. The CP Act has given all of us obligations that up until now have not been an issue, and ignorance of the law is not a defence.
Among other things, the CP Act aims to: Promote and protect the economic interests of consumers; Improve access to, and the quality of, information that is necessary so that consumers are able to make informed choices; Protect consumers from hazards to their well-being and safety; Develop effective means of redress for consumers; and Promote and provide for consumer education.
Everyone's Guide to the Consumer Protection Act is therefore essential reading for all South Africans - every home should have one.
Geoff Hull is a Commerce graduate with over 15 years' experience in the financial departments of major corporations, and he has also lectured at Damelin. He is currently travelling extensively throughout Africa doing consulting work on various projects, and in his spare time writes poetry, some of which will be published in Holland.
Clive Gibson is an Economic Sciences graduate with 30 years' experience in the field of management development and training. He is the co-author of several bestselling learner's and driver's licence books and is the author of 53 different titles published by various publishers, including some in the UK. He has also co-authored several books for children, learners and management.
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