Each & every lot will be sold as is, where is, with no guarantees or warrantees, express or implied. All information regarding the lots in the buyers guide are statements of opinions only and shall never imply any guarantee as to the correctness or completeness of any information supplied either verbally or in writing about any lot. Mileages supplied are not guaranteed and should be checked by the purchaser. Persons attending are notified that an auction site is a potentially dangerous place. Flammable, Noxious, Corrosive and pressurized substances are present, heavy equipment is being operate and electric circuits may be live. Every person at the auction site before, during and after the auction sale shall be deemed to be there at his or her own risk with notice of the condition of the premises, the activities on the premises and the conduct of third parties and any registered bidder shall so advise his agents and employees. No persons shall have any claim against the auctioneers, their agents, employees or principals for any injuries sustained, nor for damages to or loss of property which may occur from any cause whatsoever.
The Consumer Protection Act, 2008, (No 68 of 2008) was signed into law on 24 April 2009. The Act sets out the minimum requirements to ensure adequate consumer protection in South Africa. This Act constitutes an overarching framework for consumer protection, and all other laws which provides for consumer protection (usually within a particular sector) will need to be read with this Act to ensure a common standard of protection.
All suppliers of goods and services will need to take note of the new measures and ensure that they are able to comply once the Act becomes effective.
Chapters 1 and 5 of this Act, section 120 and any other provision authorising the Minister to make regulations became effective one year after the signing of the Act by the President, which was 24 April 2010.
The Minister of Trade and Industry has given notice on 14 March 2011 in the Government Gazette that the Consumer Protection Act application to municipalities, other than high capacity municipalities, will be deferred until further notice. This will have the implication that consumers cannot apply the protection of the Act to transactions with these municipalities.The Minister also gave notice on 27 June 2011 in the Government Gazette on the following exemptions:
Consumer Protection Act (Consumer Protection Act, No. 68 of 2008) (250Kb PDF)
The Minister has published the threshold at R2 million. The Consumer Protection Act therefore does not apply to a transaction where the consumer is a juristic person whose asset value or annual turnover, at the time of the transaction equals or exceeds the threshold value of R2 million.
The Minister of Trade and Industry has in terms of S120 (1) of the Consumer Protection Act, 2008 published the Consumer Protection Act Regulations in the Government Gazette No. 34180 dated 1 April 2011.
The Regulations provides information regarding following: