Consumer Protection Act

 
Icasa regulations fail to deliver
Icasa regulations fail to deliver
What first appeared to be a grand stand against excessive charges by mobile networks, the amended regulations gazetted by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) are instead a damp squib....
South Africa, mind the pay gap
South Africa, mind the pay gap
The gap between the stratospheric salaries that company chief executives get paid and the median of employee wages has taken centre stage in the...
SA’s honey pot becoming bitter
SA’s honey pot becoming bitter
Once or twice a year, an enormous bucket of honey makes its way to a friend’s kitchen counter. After harvesting it from his two hives at a game...
Say goodbye to unsolicited calls and SMSes
Say goodbye to unsolicited calls and SMSes
Are you fed-up with being harassed by unsolicited phone calls and SMSes from marketers and even political parties? This might be coming to an end...
Victory for consumers as court rules against salary deductions
Victory for consumers as court rules against salary deductions
Single mother and sole breadwinner Lisinda Bailey became tearful after Western Cape High Court Judge Siraj Desai declared that deductions,...
Winning bid to out auction ghosts
Winning bid to out auction ghosts
It was during her first experience of bidding at a property auction that prominent businessperson Wendy Appelbaum realised she was bidding against...
Fiery champ of your right to a fair deal
Fiery champ of your right to a fair deal
Mamodupi Mohlala bustles into a boardroom in the Consumer Commission's new offices in Centurion, Pretoria. She apologises for being late for our...
Calling for a break from apathy
Calling for a break from apathy
It is a pity that the National Consumer Commission's lines went down and its emails started bouncing. We need it to be fully functional. We have a...
CPA tasks lawyers to find 'understandable' language
CPA tasks lawyers to find 'understandable' language
The Consumer Protection Act's requirement that information about products and services be presented to consumers in "plain and understandable"...
Banks buckle under weight of new rules
Banks buckle under weight of new rules
South African bankers are being crushed by a wall of regulation -- 150 pieces of non-banking regulations to be exact. This is frightening given the...
Massmart, standards bureau sign SME quality agreement
Massmart, standards bureau sign SME quality agreement
Massmart and the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) signed an agreement on Tuesday to help small businesses improve their product quality....
Phishing can cost you, big time
Phishing can cost you, big time
Sitting at your desk doing internet banking may make you feel safe. After all, it is not a bank, where someone can steal your bulging wallet when...

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