n Annual Survey of South African Law - The general principles of the law of contract

Volume 2011, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0376-4605



The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 ('CPA') became fully operational on 31 March 2011 (GN 917 33581 of 23 September 2010). The Act must be read together with the Consumer Protection Regulations promulgated in terms of the Act (GN R293 34180 of 1 April 2011). The new legislation is complex and covers a broad range of consumer transactions. What follows is an explanation of certain provisions of the Act and regulations that have a direct bearing on the general principles of the law of contract. (On the influence of the Act on the law of purchase and sale specifically, see the chapter on The Law of Purchase and Sale.) For the sake of brevity, it is assumed that the supplier is a juristic person, and the consumer, a natural person.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error