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Return of Goods under the Consumer Protection Act in South Africa

When can a consumer return goods under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) in South Africa. There are a number of sections in the Consumer Protection Act that allow goods to be returned, but what is important to note, is that there [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Consumer Protection|Tags: , , , , |

When a Retailer displays the Wrong Price

What happens when a retailer displays the wrong price? Let’s say, for example, the price displayed for a cell phone is R120 when it should be R1,200. The consumer sees R120 and thinks “Great, that is a good deal!” and [...]

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: Consumer Protection|Tags: , |

The Law regards Automatic and Electronic Processes

Many organisations are taking processes and looking to see how they can do them electronically and automatically. There are obviously huge benefits in using electronic processes - saving time and money being the most obvious. For example, many organisations are implementing the Companies [...]

Taxation of goods purchased online

Is the sale of on-line products (for example software downloaded directly from a website) subject to taxation? South Africa previously had a predominantly source based tax system but adopted a resident based tax system some few years ago. The sale [...]

e-Commerce, Getting the Deal Through

'e-Commerce, Getting the Deal Through' was published in September 2008 by the International Bar Association (where the same questions and answers were posed to leading practitioners in 27 jurisdictions worldwide). Michalsons have authored the chapter on South Africa for the [...]

By | September 30th, 2008|Categories: Uncategorised|Tags: , , , |