March 2017

Consumers: The Consumer Protection Ombud’s Power to Help You

In 2015 the Consumer Goods and Services (CGS) Code of Conduct took effect. It sets out minimum standards for the CGS industry to observe when dealing with consumers. Failure to comply with the Code contravenes the Consumer Protection Act. Thus, CGS businesses that were not already subject to regulation (such as the motor industry and …

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You and Budget 2017: Tax Increases Are Now the Order of the Day

This budget is one of the most anticipated for many years with many questions still needing answers: How will the expected tax increases pan out? Will the Minister of Finance and his deputy keep their jobs? Will the budget incorporate “radical economic transformation” which has become the President’s mantra in the past few months? How …

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