n Without Prejudice - Consequences of non-compliance with the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 : consumer law

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



The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has postponed the effective date of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA) to April 1 2011. Although this will allow businesses more time to prepare for the implementation of the CPA, all suppliers of goods and services are encouraged to step up with their preparations to ensure that they will be able to comply once it becomes effective. Although the regulations to the CPA have not yet been published, the DTI has indicated that it might be possible for the the first draft to be finalised towards the end of October 2010 but, as it has turned out no draft regulations have been submitted for discussion.

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