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Recently published: Commentary on the Consumer Protection Act

10 Jun 2015 - 11:00

“The looseleaf Commentary on the Consumer Protection Act was recently published by Juta (Original Service, 2014). The co-editors are Prof Tjakie Naudé of the Department of Private Law at UCT and Prof Sieg Eiselen of UNISA. The book consists largely of a section-by-section commentary on the Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”) and relevant regulations. The section-by-section commentary is preceded by chapters providing an overview of the impact of the CPA on the law of contract and on specific contracts, its impact on franchising and an overview of the provisions on marketing. Prof Loretta Feris of the Department of Public Law and Ms Jacqui Yeats of the Department of Commercial Law are amongst the co-authors. Prof Feris contributed the commentary on s 59 (Recovery and safe disposal of designated products or components) and Ms Yeats the commentary on ss 79 to 81 (Business Names) and, together with Neville Melville, the commentary on s 82 (Industry codes of conduct). Prof Naudé co-authored the Introduction and wrote the chapter on the impact of the CPA on the law of contract, as well as the commentary on s 44 (consumer’s right to assume supplier is entitled to sell goods) as well as on ss 48 to 52 (right to fair, just and reasonable terms and condition) and reg 44 (the so-called “grey list” of presumptively unfair contract terms). The other co-authors are Elizabeth de Stadler (an attorney specialising in consumer law), Prof Jacques du Plessis of the University of Stellenbosch, Prof Max Loubser (an attorney and co-author of a leading book on product liability and emeritus professor at the University of Stellenbosch), Adv Neville Melville (Ombudsman for Consumer Goods and Services), Prof Elspeth Reid of the University of Edinburg (co-author with Max Loubser of their book on product liability), Prof Robert Sharrock of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Prof Phillip Stoop of UNISA, Prof Corlia van Heerden of the University of Pretoria, Eunice van Zyl (an attorney specialising in consumer law) and Prof Tanya Woker of the University of KwaZulu Natal. The first revision service is planned for 2016.”