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Short Course on the Consumer Protection Act

By Lisa Chunder

Posted on 01 September 2009

The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 will afford consumers extensive protection and will significantly affect many aspects of business, making a thorough knowledge thereof pivotally important. The course will give attendees an insight into and a comprehensive knowledge of the purpose and application of the Act and of the material substance and effect of its provisions.

The course will enable attendees to know the purpose of the Act, determine whether the Act applies to a specific transaction and what is the effect thereof.

In addition; which specific consumer rights are protected, what effect the Act has on franchise agreements, determining the scope of liability and accountability in terms of the Act and how to ensure compliance with the Act. It will also provide a basic knowledge of the regulatory bodies responsible for enforcement of the Act and what such enforcement entails.

CONTENT
This course will cover the following aspects of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008
• Introduction to Consumer protection
• Regulatory Bodies
• Purpose, Policy and Application of the Act
• Interpretation of the Act
• Fundamental Consumer Rights, Protection of Consumer Rights, Enforcement
• Offences and penalties and compliance.
• The risks of poor corporate governance


COMMENCEMENT OF LECTURES
The course will be presented for one day only (8 hour duration).

COURSE FEE (CE at UP IS EXEMPT FROM VAT)
The course fee is R 950.00 and includes lunch and all the course material.

LANGUAGE
The lecture is presented in English.

REGISTRATION & ENQUIRIES
Nadia Noome
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 5015
Fax: +27 (0)866 377 419
E-mail: nadian.ce@up.ac.za 

ENQUIRIES REGARDING CONTENT
Prof Corlia van Heerden
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 2337
E-mail: corlia.vanheerden@up.ac.za

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