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OOSTHUIZEN & CO MEYER DE WAAL

 

Attorneys of Choice.

Oosthuizen & Co was established in 1957 in Paarl as a single practioner firm. Today the group comprises offices in six different strategic localities in the Western Cape, South Africa. Services are rendered to a varied client base including financial institutions, local authorities, business entities and individuals.

As a dynamic incorporated firm, Oosthuizen & Co has earned a reputation for independance, integrity and excellent client service.

Oosthuizen & Co are registered with the Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope.

We offer a comprehensive list of services, namely:

  • Convenyancing Law;
  • Commercial and business Law ;
  • Estate Planning;
  • Property Law; and
  • Trust Law
 

3 responses to “About

  1. Clarise Klue

    21/11/2014 at 10:21 am

    Hi,

    I urgently need some advice with regards to a computer purchase, and my rights as a consumer under the act. I purchased a computer on the 14th of July 2014, the machine was malfunctioning, and I returned it to the store where it was purchased. From reading about the CPA it is my understanding that I have the right to choose any of the three R’s (repair, refund or replace), because this machine was not functioning properly. I mentioned this to the store employee who proceeded to tell me that you only have 10 days to “directly swop if faulty. As also printed on the receipt. I left the computer with them to be repaired – my only option as conveyed by the employee. On the repair form it states that they do not accept any responsibility for any item in any way. It also states that that all repairs are strictly COD and that quote rejections will be charged a R125.00 fee. I really need help with this matter urgently, as I am sick and tired of paying for things that break in 4 months!
    Thank you & Regards,

    Clarise

     
    • oostcomeyerdewaal

      25/11/2014 at 2:23 pm

      Hi Clarise,
      Section 55(b) of the Consumer Protection Act states that every Consumer has got the right to goods or products which are of good quality, in good working order and free from defects, If it so happens that the supplier did Supply a product which is defective according to Section 56 within 6 months after delivery of any goods to a consumer, the consumer may return the goods to the supplier, without penalty and at supplier’s risk. The supplier at the request of the Consumer must either repair/replace the defective goods, and/or refund the Consumer the price paid by the Consumer. If after three months after repairs the failure is not remedied, the supplier must either refund the purchase price and/or replace the goods.

      The products which are returned to the Supplier are not returned at the Consumer’s risk but the Supplier is liable for every risk which may accrue to those returned products and also the Consumer is not supposed to be charged any additional fees for the goods to be repaired by the Supplier

       
  2. Clarise Klue

    25/11/2014 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you so much for the reply. It’s much appreciated!

     

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