n Without Prejudice - The rights of e-consumers : consumer law

Volume 7, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



In order to understand e-consumer protection it is essential to define a consumer. It should be noted that s1 of the Electronic Transactions and Communications Act (25 of 2002) (ECT) defines a "consumer" as " ... . There is a general consensus that a consumer means only natural persons and therefore the provisions do not apply to transactions between suppliers and companies and other juristic persons such as businesses and trusts.

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