The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA or the Act) came into final effect on 31 March 2010 and the regulations under the Act came into effect simultaneously. The CPA has far-reaching impacts on most transactions concluded in South Africa. The CPA has the effect of limiting the traditionally sacrosanct 'freedom of contract' principle in our law. In the past, our courts have held parties free Read More

Notice on business registration under the CPA

A recent notice on registration of business ("Trading as") names under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) 2008 has been released. For more information please see the following link: Registration of Business under the CPA.   Read More

Do you have what it takes to be a landlord?

Given the nature of the economy over the last couple of years it comes as no surprise that many people in South Africa cannot afford to buy homes. This has given rise to a very active and lucrative rental market and those that stand to benefit the most from this situation are those who are able to buy-to-rent. Purchasing a property to lease out can, at the best of times be very rewarding financially and at the worst of times a massive financial strain.

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