Consumer Affairs Committee Reports, Business Practices Committee Reports
Last update: October 2000
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What are the Consumer Affairs Reports?
The Business Practices Committee, now called the Consumer Affairs Committee since the Act was amended on 14 May 1999, was established in terms of section 2 of the Consumer Affairs (Unfair Business Practices) Act (Act 71 of 1988, previously known as the Harmful Business Practices Act). The purpose of the amended Act is to provide for the prohibition or control of harmful business practices and for matters connected with this.
An "unfair business practice" is any business practice that, directly or indirectly, has or is likely to have the effect of harming the relations between businesses and consumers, unreasonably prejudicing any consumer or deceiving any consumer, or unfairly affecting any consumer.In this respect a "consumer" means any natural person, any other person who the Minister declares to be a consumer or any person who is a consumer for the purposes of this Act in terms of any other law.The Committee reports to the Minister of Trade and Industry.
This section of Acts Online covers the reports, as published in the Government Gazette by the Minister, on business practices deemed by the Committee to be harmful. The reports are presented for information only and any enquiries, queries, objections and remarks concerning the informationtherein or the publication thereof should be directed to The Director: National Inspectorate, Department of Trade and Industry, Private Bag X84 Pretoria.
Report 80 of the Business Practices Committee has been added to the site as published in Gazette 21611 and dated 29 September 2000.
Report 79 of the Business Practices Committee has been added to the site as published in Gazette 21546 and dated 15 September 2000.
Reports 70, 77 and 78 of the Business Practices Committee have been added to the site, as published in Gazettes 21161, 21163 and 21162, respectively, and dated 12 May 2000.
Report Numbers 59, 61, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71, 73, 74, 75 and 76 of the Business Practices Committee have been added to the site, as previously published in the Government Gazette.
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