Consumer Protection Act

Tiger Brands receives listeriosis class action summons, vows to fight it

In February, the Johannesburg high court determined that Richard Spoor Attorneys could go ahead with a class action application

Icasa regulations fail to deliver

The amendments don’t address high cost of data, which many consumers hoped for

South Africa, mind the pay gap

Disclosing the ratio of worker to executive pay may show the full extent of our wage inequality

SA’s honey pot becoming bitter

Local production can’t compete with cheaper imports and the use of additives and industrial production methods result in consumers being cheated

Say goodbye to unsolicited calls and SMSes

With a new Act, marketers will be required to offer “opt out” consent for existing customers and “opt in” for new customers.

Victory for consumers as court rules against salary deductions

The Western Cape High Court's Judge Siraj Desai declared deductions taken from employees' salaries for garnishee orders were illegal.

Winning bid to out auction ghosts

The Auction Alliance case of ghost bidders and collusion has confirmed the consumer commission's powers and capabilities.

Fiery champ of your right to a fair deal

The consumer commissioner and her staff are battle-ready and prepared to fight the good fight.

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.

CPA tasks lawyers to find ‘understandable’ language

The Consumer Protection Act is forcing lawyers to find a legally acceptable consensus on what constitutes "plain and understandable" language.

Banks buckle under weight of new rules

Standard Bank's Sim Tshabalala explains how 150 non-banking laws and Basel III are strangling banking.

Massmart, standards bureau sign SME quality agreement

Massmart and the South African Bureau of Standards have signed an agreement to help small businesses improve their product quality.


High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories