Focus on consumer law

Thuli Zungu

Thuli Zungu

The International Association of Consumer Law, in conjunction with the Centre for Business Law at the University of South Africa, the National Credit Regulator and other local sponsors, will host the 11th International Conference on Consumer Law from April 11 to 13.

The three-day conference will be held at the Breakwater Lodge in Cape Town.

Michelle Kelly-Louw, an associate professor at Unisa, said yesterday that there would be more than 80 prominent local and international speakers representing various consumer protection organisations, government bodies, the private sector and academic institutions.

Kelly-Louw said the conference's objectives were to inform the public, in particular, and other groups about recent developments relating to consumer credit directives.She said the conference would also provide an insight into the development of other countries. A National Credit Regulator was established under the National Credit Act to carry out education, research, policy development, registration of industry participants, investigating of complaints, and ensuring enforcement of the act.The act was passed into law by parliament in March last year. The act demands many changes in that all agreements between banks and micro-lending institutions would be subject to debt restructuring.consumer credit directives.

She said the conference would also provide an insight into the development of other countries.

A National Credit Regulator was established under the National Credit Act to carry out education, research, policy development, registration of industry participants, investigating of complaints, and ensuring enforcement of the act.

The act was passed into law by parliament in March last year. The act demands many changes in that all agreements between banks and micro-lending institutions would be subject to debt restructuring.

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