Consumer Protection Act Explained PDF Print E-mail  
 

When the act became effective on April 1, it gave consumers the right to demand quality service and to full disclosure of the price of goods and services, and protection against false, misleading or deceptive representations.

Predictably, the section of the act which is shaking up the marketplace most is Section 56: “Implied warranty of quality”. For decades, many retailers have adopted a “sorry for you” attitude when their customers return problem goods. Either they refuse to accept that the goods were defective in any way, or they begrudgingly take the goods back and issue a credit note, valid for a short period of time. In short, they’ve assumed total power to decide how to respond when problematic goods are returned.

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New Companies Act PDF Print E-mail  
 

South Africa's new Companies Act aims to provide some recourse for companies in distress, reduce the cost of doing business in the country, promote corporate governance and transparency and empower shareholders.

According to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the new Act - recently signed into law by President Kgalema Motlanthe - could not have come at a more opportune time given the current global economic situation.

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Conveyancing

Spangenberg Attorneys is very well experienced in general conveyancing, as well as more complex real estate matters. With the law firm branching from Dykes van Heerden, one of SA's biggest transfer attorneys, Spangenberg Attorneys relies on a very modern conveyancing infrastructure. Our extensive involvement in numerous large property developments across the country enables us to deliver real estate services and legal support quite incomparable in the area.

Personal Service

The factory that seriously differentiates Spangenberg Attorneys from our peers is our absolute dedication to personal contact and friendly service. We respect your time and value your comfort.

We therefore come to you for the signing of transfer documents, whether it is at your home or office. This enables us to not only speed up the legal processes, but also to deliver a more client-orientated service. 

 

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