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PRODUCT LIABILITY: UK and South Africa compared

01 April 2011  

Karishma Jasani Paroha, Gareth Cremen and Michael Judin investigate product liability legislation in South Africa

The landscape of consumer protection in South Africa will change on 1 April 2011 when the South African Consumer Protection Act 2008 (No 68 of 2008) (the SA CPA) comes into force. It will act as a statutory umbrella for consumer protection, and all other laws that provide for consumer protection will need to be read with the SA CPA to ensure a common standard of consumer protection.

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Botha (now Griessel) & anor v Finanscredit (Pty) Ltd [1989] (3) SA 773 (A)

    Brisley v Drotsky [2002] (4) SA 1 (SCA)

    Sasfin (Pty) Ltd v Beukes [1989] (1) SA 1 (A)