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Consumer Protection Act, 2008 (Act No. 68 of 2008)

Chapter 6 : Enforcement of Act

Part C : Offences and penalties

109. Offences relating to Commission and Tribunal



1) A person commits an offence if that person contravenes or fails to comply with an order of the Tribunal.


2) A person commits an offence if that person—
a) does anything calculated to improperly influence the Tribunal or a regulator concerning any matter connected with an investigation;
b) anticipates any findings of the Tribunal or a regulator concerning an investigation in a way that is calculated to influence the proceedings or findings;
c) does anything in connection with an investigation that would have been contempt of court if the proceedings had occurred in a court of law;
d) knowingly provides false information to a regulator;
e) defames the Tribunal, or a member the Tribunal, in their respective official capacities;
f) wilfully interrupts the proceedings of a hearing or misbehaves in the place where a hearing is being conducted;
g) acts contrary to a warrant to enter and search; or
h) without authority, but claiming to have authority in terms of section 103—
i) enters or searches premises; or
ii) attaches or removes an article or document.