Governance

Governance

Safeguarded by one of the world's most progressive Constitutions, South Africa has an independent judiciary, a free press and a robust multiparty political system.

 

Consumer help: competition

The Competition Commission is empowered to investigate, evaluate and control restrictive business practices, abuse of dominant positions by companies, and company mergers in the interests of fairness and efficiency in the economy.

Consumer help: other products & services

Auctions, electrical appliances, franchises, furniture, kitchens and cupboards, timeshare, weights and measures.

Consumer help: direct marketing, junk mail

Consumer advice about, and protection from, direct marketers and sellers. You can also complain about junk mail.

Consumer help: insurance and pensions

For advice and complaints about insurance schemes or pension funds - including provident funds, retirement annuities and government pensions.

Consumer help: advertising and the media

Offended by an advert or newspaper article? Want to complaint about a radio or television programme, film, video, book, magazine or other publication?

Consumer help: lawyers, legal aid

Unhappy with your lawyer's service - failure to answer your letters, failure to account for money held on your behalf, overcharging?

Consumer help: motor vehicles

Where to go for advice and complaints about motor vehicle dealers, garages and manufacturers.

Consumer help: medical aid and health

For advice and complaints about medical aids, hospitals or health professionals - including how to find your nearest private hospital, or get information on treatment costs and scale of benefits.

Consumer help: building and housing

Don't get ripped off by your home builder or renovator, or by an electrical or other contractor.
'Ubuntu' university lifts off

‘Ubuntu’ university lifts off

CIDA City Campus has turned the traditional model of higher education on its head. Partnership based, community oriented, technology driven, the university provides world-class education to disadvantaged students at a fraction of the normal cost. Sound impossible?

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