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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.

A consumer has the right to choose

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Thursday, 23 January 2020
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law
Have you ever saved up every dime to buy that brand new gadget, just for it to stop working after a few months of use? “Not a problem, we’ll assess the defect and repair it for you”, many suppliers may say and while this may feel like great customer service, did you know that you are being tricked out of your right to choose a remedy.

Landmark rulings aid distressed debtors

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation #National Credit Act Law
Two recent ‘landmark’ rulings have put a stop to practices that could add to your distress when you default on your repayments. One protects the debtor from excessive charges – especially legal fees – when you default; and the other stops creditors from taking legal action in the High Court instead of a Magistrate's Court, says financial journalist Angelique Ardé, in an analysis in Business Times.

Shoprite fined R1m for reckless lending

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation
Shoprite has been fined R1m by the National Consumer Tribunal for breaching the National Credit Act after it was found to have lent recklessly to vulnerable consumers.

Debt-collecting law firms hit by NCA ruling

By Daily News Published on Monday, 06 January 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation
The Western Cape High Court has delivered a damning judgment against credit providers for overcharging on legal fees and interest in contravention of the National Credit Act (NCA) which came into force in 2007, says a Moneyweb report.

Ford fined and offers compensation over Kugas

By Daily News Published on Monday, 02 December 2019
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
Motorists affected by the burning Ford Kuga SUVs will be offered compensation in terms of a settlement agreement between the National Consumer Commission and Ford SA.

NCC to act against sale of ‘share analysis software’

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 31 October 2019
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law
The National Consumer Commission (NCC) is preparing its papers in an application against a group of companies selling controversial ‘share analysis software’.

Court gives complaint against Lewis Stores go-ahead

By Daily News Published on Friday, 20 September 2019
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law
The Gauteng High Court has ruled that a complaint against Lewis Stores relating to delivery fees for customers who take out credit for the first time, can be heard, reports BusinessLIVE.

Court stops sale of mountain water

By Daily News Published on Monday, 16 September 2019
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation
SA National Parks (SANParks) has obtained an order in its favour against a Constantia man who had been selling water – by the truckload – from a mountain stream.

Zuma has way out of VBS claim

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 12 September 2019
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation #National Credit Act Law #Property Law
The KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) application by the liquidator of VBS Mutual Bank to recover millions owed to it by former President Jacob Zuma, has revealed how the bank was reckless while conducting its business before it collapsed, notes a Cape Times report.

Bank found guilty of reckless lending

By Daily News Published on Monday, 09 September 2019
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation #National Credit Act Law
FNB has been found guilty of reckless lending and has had to write off a loan of more than R150 000 to a Gauteng woman who claimed the bank had failed to properly assess her finances when granting the loan.

Court cannot release consumer from debt review

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 04 September 2019
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation #National Credit Act Law
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg), in a judgment written by Judge Roland Sutherland, has confirmed similar rulings in the Western Cape, KZN and Limpopo divisions, that the High Court does not have jurisdiction to release consumers from debt review.

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