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Navigating our legal landscape
- a practical guide for directors in South Africa
Brought to you by the IoDSA in association with Webber Wentzel


We have teamed up with leading South African law firm, Webber Wentzel, to help executive directors, non executive directors and senior managers to navigate the law in practice.  This is offered as a series of short presentations covering key legal topics.

You may choose to book for a particular session that is of interest or you may book for the full series.
TopicWhat directors should knowDate / Time
Developments & practices in apply the Consumer Protection Act
  • The current state of play
  • Ensuring compliance
  • Liability for defects in products and services
  • Handling complaints made by consumers
  • Managing investigations and how to interact with the National Consumer Commission
  • Key Decisions and rulings of the National Consumer Tribunal
xx November 2013
08h30 - 10h30

Systems and strategies in dealing with potential litigation and other claims
  • When is ligigation deemd to commence?
  • What risks do litigation and potential claims pose to businesses?
  • What is meant by "systems" in the context of dealing with potential litigation and other claims?
  • What is meant by "strategies" in the same context?
  • What factors should be taken into account when determining the systems and strategies that should be employed?
  • How do effective and efficient systems and strategies guard against the risk posed by potential litigation and other claims?


xx December 2013
08h30 - 10h30

 
Social Media and the law
  • Freedom of expression and social media
  • Legal considerations relevant to social media
  • Who is accountable for content posted on social media platforms
  • Employment law risks
  • Social media guidelines
xx January 2013
08h30 - 10h30

 

National Credit Act - what should you know
  • Overview, implementation, objects and interpretation
  • Application of the National Credit Act
  • Types and categories of credit agreements
  • Registration and the consequences of non-registration
  • The consumers' rights and terminating credit agreements
  • Enforcing credit agreements
  • Debt councelling
  • Offences and penalties
  • The effects of non compliance

xx February 2013
08h30 - 10h30

 

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