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Consumer Protection Act

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Consumer Protection Act

To 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 behaviour, 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
BusinessNamesAct,1960(ActNo.27of1960),thePriceControlAct,1964(ActNo.
25of1964),theSalesandServiceMattersAct,1964(ActNo.25of1964),theTrade
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 otherActs; and to provide for related incidental matters.

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