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The impact of the Consumer Protection Act on contracts 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th March 2011 This week we look at the impact of the Act on certain aspects of contracts, in particular fixed term agreements and unfair contract terms. 

The meaning of full disclosure for insurers

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th March 2011 Bruwer (“the insured”) had comprehensive motor vehicle insurance with Nova Risk Partners (“the insurer”) as from 1 November 2003. The indemnity... 

Late notification to insurers; to repudiate or not to repudiate?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd March 2011 The plaintiff in this case, Mr. Thompson, averred that on 29 June 2007 he had sustained injuries after he tripped over an electrical cord at a... 

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Draft Driven Machinery Regulations, 2010 promulgated in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993 ("OHSA")

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th March 2011 The Minister of Labour has promulgated draft revised Driven Machinery Regulations (the draft regulations'). These draft regulations seek to repeal... 

Introduction of new laws to protect consumers imminent

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th March 2011 As from 31 March, South Africa will have a comprehensive new consumer protection regime when the Consumer Protection Act, 2008 ("CPA" or the "Act")... 

Constitutional and Administrative Law 

6th December 2010 How should the aims of cost cutting and efficiency be balanced against the right of an existing stakeholder in a less-efficient process to be... 

Cutting through the confusion: A step-by-step guide to the Protection of Information Bill and the Media Appeals Tribunal

6th September 2010 In recent weeks there has been much publicity about the Protection of Information Bill and the ANC's proposal for the establishment of a Media... 

Important ruling on the effect of amnesty on defamation claims handed down by the SCA 

25th March 2010 In 2008 the High Court ruled in favour of controversial former Ekhuruleni police chief, Robert McBride, in his claim for defamation and... 

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