n Without Prejudice - Promotional competitions under the CPA : consumer law

Volume 10, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



For just more than a decade, promotional competitions have been regulated by the Lotteries Act, 1997, which has been in effect since March 1 2000. Attorneys, inhouse counsel and other legal practitioners have become used to advising on the legality of promotional competitions with reference to s54 of the Lotteries Act and the regulations promulgated under that section. But, when the Consumer Protection Act, 2008 (the CPA) comes into force on March 31 2011, as expected, the regulation of promotional competitions in South Africa will change significantly.

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