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Vodacom fined R1m for high cancellation penalties

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 19 October 2023
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law
Vodacom was found guilty by the National Consumer Tribunal of ‘unconscionable conduct’ for, among other things, imposing a contract cancellation penalty so high that it negated its customers' right to escape their contract obligations early, reports TimesLIVE.

KFC grilled over misleading ad

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 16 August 2023
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law
A KFC advert was found to be misleading by the Advertising Regulatory Board after it promised customers a nine-piece bucket for R149.90 with free large chips.

Doctors rage against NHI Bill

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 25 July 2023
Tags: #Administrative Law #Consumer Protection Law #Health Care & Social
SA’s biggest body representing doctors has asked the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) to vote against the passing of the National Health Insurance Bill in its current form.

Board clears Sex Expo advert

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2023
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law #Health Care & Social #Media Law
SA’s Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) found nothing wrong with The Sex Expo's advert of a woman's buttocks in a G-string after 13 complainants said it was offensive, degrading to women, and harmful to children, reports News24.

Most credit disputes settled in favour of consumers

By Daily News Published on Friday, 23 June 2023
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law
For a relatively small office, the Credit Ombud had to wade through more than 30 000 inquiries and 3 645 disputes in 2022, says a Moneyweb report.

Popia concern over publication of matric results

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 30 June 2022
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Consumer Protection Law
The Information Regulator says unless the Department of Basic Education gets parental consent, they will not be able to publish matric results, reports News24.


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Desperate loan-seekers get class action go-ahead

By Daily News Published on Friday, 23 July 2021
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation
The Stellenbosch University Law Clinic has been given judicial go-head to launch a class action against Lifestyle Direct Group International and its affiliated websites, in an attempt to claw back money it took from thousands of desperate loan seekers.

Landmark win against Advertsing Regulatory Board

By Daily News Published on Friday, 28 May 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation #Media Law
A modern day David has scored a victory against a corporate Goliath as the court declared the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) is acting unconstitutionally when it makes rulings about non-members and their advertising.

SCA overturns ‘faulty’ vehicle refund ruling

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 15 April 2021
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation #Motor Vehicles
Ticking and hissing noises inside the car and a Bluetooth system which does not perform optimally when the vehicle travelled beyond 70km an hour are not defects enough to render the vehicle dysfunctional.

Attorney takes on alleged timeshare payment abusers

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 October 2020
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Civil Rights #Consumer Protection Law
An attorney who specialises in consumer law has reported several companies in the timeshare and holiday club industry to the Payments Association of SA (Pasa) for alleged abuse of the payment system.

Owner told cars too expensive for special deal

By Daily News Published on Friday, 25 September 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Consumer Protection Law #Insurance Law
A motorist with two million-rand cars was so irked when he found they were too expensive to qualify for a R505 bonsella that he submitted a formal complaint.

Legal action warning over 'irrational' orders

By Daily News Published on Monday, 20 April 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Consumer Protection Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Business group Sakeliga has threatened legal action against the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) unless Minister Ebrahim Patel reverses his recently announced restriction on the sale of warm or cooked foods, notes a News24 report.

Does an Expired Lease Automatically Continue Month-to-Month? At What Rental?

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Monday, 03 February 2020
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation #Property Law
What happens if your fixed-term lease expires without an extension agreement? Is there any lease in place at all? If so what terms and conditions apply? What rental is payable? We discuss the answers to those questions with reference to the Rental Housing Act and to a recent High Court judgment in which a landlord, in claiming damages from an ex-tenant, relied on a verbal agreement to increase rental after expiry of a written lease.

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