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Consumer Protection Act

CPA Information

Consumer Protection ActTo promote a fair, accessible and sustainable marketplace for consumer products
and services and for that purpose to establish national norms and standards
relating to consumer protection, to provide for improved standards of consumer
information, to prohibit certain unfair marketing and business practices, to
promote responsible consumer behavior, to promote a consistent legislative and
enforcement framework relating to consumer transactions and agreements, to
establish the National Consumer Commission, to repeal sections 2 to 13 and
sections 16 to 17 of the Merchandise Marks Act, 1941 (Act No. 17 of 1941), the
Business Names Act,1960(Act No.27of1960),the Price Control Act,1964(Act No.
25of1964),the Sales and Service Matters Act,1964(Act No.25of1964),the Trade
Practices Act, 1976 (Act No. 76 of 1976), the Consumer Affairs (Unfair Business
Practices)Act, 1988 (Act No. 71 of 1988), and to make consequential amendments
to various other Acts; and to provide for related incidental matters.