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n Journal for Juridical Science - Consumer's reliance on warranties : a comparative study of the United States of America and South Africa

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Abstract

This article investigates the concept of a warranty and the legal implications thereof in the United States of America and South Africa. In the USA, the introduction of the <i>Uniform Commercial Code&lt;/i&gt; has helped to promote and protect consumer interests. However, in South Africa, no such machinery exists. The author has conducted empirical research involving manufacturers, sellers, consumers and legal experts. By virtue thereof it was concluded that where a seller does not profess to have skill and expert knowledge in respect of goods sold by him / her, he / she cannot be held responsible for implied warranties relating to these goods, especially regarding latent defects. Various solutions to the problems encountered by individuals, relating to the process of trade and the provision of services, are suggested.

<b>Verbruikers se vertroue op waarborge : 'n Vergelykende studie van die Verenigde State van Amerika & Suid-Afrika</b> <br>Hierdie artikel stel ondersoek in na die konsep van 'n waarborg en die regsimplikasies daarvan in die Verenigde State van Amerika en Suid-Afrika. In die VSA het die daarstelling van die <i>Uniform Commercial Code&lt;/i&gt; gehelp om die belange van verbruikers te beskerm. In Suid-Afrika bestaan daar tans nie 'n soortgelyke meganisme nie. Met behulp van empiriese navorsing onder vervaardigers, handelaars, verbruikers en regsgeleerdes is bevind dat waar die handelaar nie oor kundigheid beskik of kennis dra van die artikels wat hy / sy verkoop nie, hy / sy nie verantwoordelik gehou kan word vir die stilswyende waarborge daaraan verbonde nie, veral nie ten opsigte van latente gebreke nie. Verskeie voorstelle ten opsigte van moontlike oplossings vir probleme wat individue in die koop en verkoop van produkte en dienste teëkom, word aan die hand gedoen.

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2002-12-01
2016-12-02
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