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

Chapter 5 : National Consumer Protection Institutions

Part C : Functions of Commission

92. General provisions concerning Commission functions



1) The Commission is responsible to carry out the functions and exercise the powers assigned to it by or in terms of this Act or any other national legislation.


2) In carrying out its functions, the Commission may—
a) have regard to international developments in the field of consumer protection; or
b) consult any person, organisation or institution with regard to any matter relating to consumer protection.


3) In respect to a particular matter within its jurisdiction or responsibility, the Commission may exercise its responsibility by way of an agreement contemplated in section 97(1)(b).


4) The Minister must prescribe at least two official languages to be used by the Commission in any documents it is required to deliver in terms of this Act, for all or any part of the Republic, to give maximum effect to the requirements set out in section 6(3) and (4) of the Constitution.