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Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008

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68 of 2008

The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 aims:

  • to promote a fair, accessible and sustainable marketplace for consumer products and services and for that purpose to establish national norms and standards relating to consumer protection,
  • to provide for improved standards of consumer information,
  • to prohibit certain unfair marketing and business practices,
  • to promote responsible consumer behaviour,
  • to promote a consistent legislative and enforcement framework relating to consumer transactions and agreements,
  • to establish the National Consumer Commission,
  • to repeal
    • sections 2 to 13 and sections 16 to 17 of the Merchandise Marks Act, 1941 (Act No. 17 of 1941),
    • the Business Names Act, 1960 (Act No. 27 of 1960),
    • the Price Control Act, 1964 (Act No. 25 of 1964),
    • the Sales and Service Matters Act, 1964 (Act No. 25 of 1964),
    • the Trade Practices Act. 1976 (Act No. 76 of 1976),
    • the Consumer Affairs (Unfair Business Practices) Act, 1988 (Act No. 71 of 1988), and
  • to make consequential amendments to various other Acts; and
  • to provide for related incidental matters.

Amends

Commencement

  • 31 March 2011 (Gazette 33581 of 23 September 2010)

Amendments