n Without Prejudice - Consumer Protection Act and the courts – recent decisions - consumer law

Volume 20 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1681-178X


The CPA has a lofty purpose: to promote and advance social and economic welfare of South African consumers. It aims to do so by promoting fair business practices, protecting consumers from unconscionable conduct and unfair, unreasonable or unjust business practices. Despite being in force for some time, there have not been many issues which have faced the courts and thus the CPA has not had the benefit of much legal interpretation. This is slowly changing.

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