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Liberty Group wins against Discovery Vitality and opens the door for comparative advertising

Adams & Adams partner and chairman, Gérard du Plessis, represented the Liberty Group in the judgment they won in the Johannesburg High Court earlier this month against Discovery Vitality...

Issued by Adams & Adams 3 days ago

Covid-19 database includes a greater focus on public's right to privacy

Although the law permits the National Department of Health (DOH) to develop and maintain a national database to assist in combatting the spread of Covid-19, which includes contact tracing and geospatial hotspot mapping, there have been some new amendments to the laws...

By Nozipho Mngomezulu, Wendy Tembedza, Peter Grealy, Karl Blom, Avuyile Gasela and Cindy Leibowitz 1 Jul 2020

Ready, set, comply - sections of the PoPIA implemented

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that sections of the long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) will finally be enforceable from 1 July 2020...

By Johan Botes and Kirsty Gibson 24 Jun 2020

Protection of Personal Information Act sections come into effect

The Presidency has announced the commencement of certain sections of the 2013 Protection of Personal Information Act...

22 Jun 2020

Putting a stop to price gouging during lockdown

Several regulations have been gazetted to protect consumers during the State of National Disaster. One such regulation relates to the prohibition of the excessive pricing of essential goods and services. Essential goods include items such as toilet paper, hand sanitiser and disinfectant cleaners, to name a few...

By Bobedi Seleke 24 Apr 2020

Is lockdown bringing out the best in SA insurers?

In the weeks since South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown started, local insurers appear to be embracing the Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) principles even more so than required by law under normal conditions...

15 Apr 2020

New regulations to curb stockpiling, price hikes released

Government has imposed regulations that will limit unjustified price hikes and product stockpiling, to protect consumers, as the number of Covid-19 pandemic cases rise to 150...

20 Mar 2020

#WCRD2020: NCR encourages consumers to know their rights

March is Human Rights Month and has also been adopted as a Consumer Rights Month in South Africa. In addition, 15 March has been declared World Consumer Rights Day...

13 Mar 2020

The canna revolution - Q&A with Cannabis Expo director Silas Howarth

The Cannabis Expo has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Cannabis Expo returns to Cape Town from 19 to 22 March 2020 at GrandWest. We got in touch with expo director Silas Howarth to find out what goes into putting on an event of this nature, shifting stigmas, advice for budding entrepreneurs and CBD trends...

By Ruth Cooper 12 Mar 2020

Use of personal information in gated estates

The collection and use of personal information in private estates and gated communities in South Africa is common. Visitors are often required to provide personal information to security companies...

By Clea Rawlins 9 Mar 2020

Consumers deserve the right to vehicle repairs - safely and reasonably

The draft Right2Repair guidelines currently being finalised by the Competition Commission were always bound to provoke opposition from vested interests, citing issues varying from safety concerns to job losses...

2 Mar 2020

Nersa welcomes court decision on Eskom

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has welcomed the decision by the High Court in Pretoria to dismiss an urgent relief sought by Eskom...

13 Feb 2020

Shoprite loses appeal, guilty of reckless credit lending

Shoprite Investments Limited has lost its appeal against the National Consumer Tribunal's ruling that it recklessly granted credit. The retail giant's appeal was dismissed with costs by the Pretoria High Court on 18 December 2019.

15 Jan 2020

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