oa De Rebus - Franchise agreements - does the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 point in the right direction? : feature

Volume 2014, Issue 539
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



When the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA) was introduced in 2011 it was welcomed as an overdue step in the regulation of franchise agreements. The perception was that this legislation was going to stimulate the franchise agreement business model by levelling the playing field between franchisors and franchisees. However, almost two years later, the practical consequences of this Act are beginning to provide frustrating results for those wishing to enter into such agreements.

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