n Without Prejudice - Bacchanalian revelry first, misery later : not the law reports

Volume 11, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Since the introduction of the Consumer Protection Act, eating at a restaurant will never be the same in South Africa if we are to implement the full intention of the legislature. It is no coincidence that when the legislation defines "goods" it begins by referring specifically to "anything marketed for human consumption." The plaintiff restaurant has sued the defendant for the cost of a meal as a matter of important principle for restaurants. The defendant has refused to pay, relying on various defences under the Consumer Protection Act.

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