Date: August 29, 2010 - 9 am
Category: Consumer Protection, Featured Services, Services
Are you ready for the commencement of the Consumer Protection Act? Do you comply? Are you addressing the risks related to the Consumer Protection Act?
We offer the following Consumer Protection Act services in line with our view that compliance is a process. Each step leads to the next.
(Step 1 – Awareness) Be aware of the issues and applicable law
We can help you to be aware of and learn about consumer protection and the law that requires it. We do this by:
- Conducting a seminar called The Impact of the Consumer Protection Act on your organisation?
- Providing online legal advice on consumer protection on this web site.
- Providing you with a book called The Consumer Protection Act made easy. The book will give you the background information that you need to know and will get you up-to-speed fast. It will reduce your overall cost of compliance. To get it in eBook form go to Kalahari.
We make you aware by applying our experience and knowledge to your specific circumstances.
(Step 2 – Assessment) Assess, determine the gap, and find solutions
We can conduct a Consumer Protection Act readiness assessment to determine whether your organisation is ready for the Consumer Protection Act. It will be conducted by an experienced attorney (or a team of attorneys or other CPA consultants) with a detailed cross-departmental report and recommendations. You will receive a detailed report that states specially how ready your specific organisation is. It will customised for your specific circumstances.
We offer the following types of assessments:
- Readiness desktop analysis with informed officer (2-3 hours)
- Detailed assessment after interview with each section head
- Full role accountability mapping exercise incl. individual employees
(Step 3 – Solutions) Implement solutions
We can help you implement various solutions. For example, we can:
- Review your documents to ensure that they comply with the Consumer Protection Act
- Convert your documents into plain language
- Make sure your promotional competitions comply with the Consumer Protection Act
- Tell you what happens when a retailer displays the wrong price.
(Step 4 – Review) Ongoing review
We support you to review your situation on an ongoing basis and ensure that you continue to comply.
Our consumer protection services will help you to:
- Identify the sections of the Consumer Protection Act that are relevant to you
- Determine the impact of the Consumer Protection Act on your business
- Focus on the activities that are critical to your business
- Prioritise your next steps
- Fast track your consumer protection compliance efforts
- Get clarity on where you are and where you need to be
- Determine the gap between your reality and compliance (usually a gap analysis)
- Determine whether there is anything you should be doing in preparation for the commencement of the Consumer Protection Act
- Find solutions to fill the gap – determining what solutions you need
Through our consumer protection services you either get assurance that you comply or we help you to find solutions to ensure that you comply. We will also point you to material that you can read to get up to speed.
Get a proposal from us
For more information or a proposal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a consumer with a complaint?
If you are a consumer with a complaint you can:
- First try to sort out the issue with the company concerned.
- Lodge a complaint directly with the National Consumer Commission (NCC) by calling 0860 266 786.
- Visit the National Consumer Forum website and find out where you can complain.
- Send Michalsons Attorneys an email to CPAcompliant@michalsons.co.za asking for legal advise.