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2 No. 29823 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 20 APRIL 2007 CONTENTS Page Gazette No. No. No. GENERAL NOTICE Trade and Industry, Department of General Notice 474 Consumer Affairs {Unfair Business Practices) Act (71/1988): Notice in terms of section 12 (6) 2 29823 GENERAL NOTICE NOTICE 474 OF 2007 DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 12 (6) OF THE CONSUMER AFFAIRS (UNFAIR BUSINESS PRACTICES) ACT, ACT No. 71 OF 1988 I, Mandisi Mpahlwa, Minister of Trade and industry, by virtue of the powers vested in me by section 12(6) of the Consumer Affairs (Unfair Business Practices) Act, 1988 (Act No 71 of 1988), and after having considered a report by the Consumer Affairs Committee in relation to an investigation of which notice was given in Notice 1067 of 2005 published in Government Gazette No 27753 dated 1 July 2005, which report was published in Notice 460 in Government Gazette No 28691 of 30 March 2006, and being of the opinion that an unfair business practice exists which is not in the public interest, promulgate the notice in the Schedule. STAATSKOERANT, 20 APRIL 2007 No. 29823 3 SCHEDULE 1. In this notice, unless the context indicates otherwise -* Business practice" means any advertisement in which a work from home opportunity is offered in newspapers, magazines, other print media and electronic media and any other advertising method. A work from home opportunity includes (a) typing work and/or (b) addressing (typing or writing) ...

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DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 12 (6) OF THE CONSUMER AFFAIRS
(UNFAIR BUSINESS PRACTICES) ACT, ACT No. 71 OF 1988
I, Mandisi Mpahlwa, Minister of Trade and industry, by virtue of the powers
vested in me by section 12(6) of the Consumer Affairs (Unfair Business
Practices) Act, 1988 (Act No 71 of 1988), and after having considered a report by
the Consumer Affairs Committee in relation to an investigation of which notice
was given in Notice 1067 of 2005 published in Government Gazette No 27753
dated 1 July 2005, which report was published in Notice 460 in Government
Gazette No 28691 of 30 March 2006, and being of the opinion that an unfair
business practice exists which is not in the public interest, promulgate the notice
in the Schedule.
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SCHEDULE
1.
In this notice, unless the context indicates otherwise -
* Business practice"
means any advertisement in which a
work
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home
opportunity
is offered in newspapers, magazines, other print media and
electronic media and any other advertising method.
A
work
from
home opportunity
includes
(a)
typing work and/or
(b)
addressing (typing or writing) envelopes of any kind whatsoever
and/or
(c)
addressing (typing or writing) labels of any kind whatsoever and/or
(d)
the filling of envelopes of any kind whatsoever and/or
(e)
administrative opportunities and/or
(f)
the gathering of names and addresses and/or
(g)
the compiling of data.
(h)
the direct sellers of consumer goods who do not truthfully identify
themselves, the firm and their products in any advertisements,
"Direct sellers"
mean the members of the sales organisation of a business who
are involved in direct selling. They may be Independent commercial agents,
independent contractors, independent dealers and distributors, employed or
self-
employed representatives, franchisees or the like.
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exclude:
(a) Typing work requested by the purchaser of such a service, such as the
typing of assignments required by learners and students.
(b) The direct selling of consumer goods in which a sales person either:
(i)
Demonstrates the product or presents a product catalogue in
homes, the workplace or similar places away from shops
(ii)
Collects an order;
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Subsequently delivers the goods personally or arranges
delivery;
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Collects payment for goods or arranges
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transactions;
(v)
Applies "person to person" selling, "party
plan"
selling,
"multilevel marketing" and "network marketing",
provided that, direct sellers truthfully identify themselves, the firm and their
products in advertisements.
(c) Mail-order entities such as manufacturers, wholesalers or retailers who
contact buyers through direct
mail,
catalogues, television, radio,
magazines, and newspapers and deliver the goods ordered by their to a
post office or a physical address nominated by clients.
2.
The
business practice
is hereby declared unfair and therefore unlawful
and persons are hereby directed to:
(a)
Refrain from applying the unfair business practice;
(b)
Refrain at any time from applying
t
he unfair business
practice.
3.
A
ny person who perpetrates the unfair business practice commits a
criminal offence and shall be liable on conviction, to a fine not exceeding
R200 000 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years or to
both that fine and that imprisonment.
4.
On the recommendation of the Consumer Affairs Committee I may, in a
particular case, in terms of section 12(6Xc) of the
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from a condition or requirement contemplated In this notice to such an
extent and
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or such period and subject to such conditions as may be
specified in the exemption. Such application
f
or exemption must be
directed to:
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The Chief Director
Office of Consumer Protection
Consumer Affairs Committee
Private Bag X84
PRETORIA
0001
For
attention:
Ms
TT Mashikinya
Tel:
012-394-1586
Fax: 012-394-2586
E-mail: theresiam@thedti. gov.za
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