Consumer Protection Act


This Act aims to promote a fair, accessible and sustainable marketplace for consumer products and services as well as establishes national norms and standards relating to consumer protection. This Law also provides for improved standards of consumer information and prohibits certain unfair marketing and business practices. In addition, this document establishes the National Consumer Commission to not only promote a consistent legislative and enforcement framework relating to consumer transactions and agreements; but also to protect the welfare of consumers.

This Act repeals the following laws; sections 2-13 and 16-17 of the Merchandise Marks Act, 1941; the Business Names Act, 1960; the Price Control Act, 1964; the Sales and Service Matters Act, 1964; the Trade Practices Act, 1976; and the Consumer Affairs (Unfair Business Practices) Act, 1988.

Country: South Africa
Statute Number: 68
Year: 2008