n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - The Consumer Protection Act : know your rights : part two : legislation column : news

Volume 38, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0257-2028



The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) has bearing on each and every individual in this country, which is why it is important to understand your rights, as a consumer. The Act has become effective in two phases. The provisions establishing consumer protection bodies and those authorising the Minister of Trade and Industry to make regulations came into effect on 24 April 2010. All other provisions came into effect on 31 March 2011.

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