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  • World Consumer Rights Day 2018: Making the digital marketplaces fairer

    Posted on March 15, 2018

    The consumer market of the 21st century has no limits: it transcends domestic borders and makes the globe its playing field. This is particularly prevalent in the virtual realm. Many consumers spend more than 50% of their lives as part of this digital marketplace in one form or another.

  • TuksLaw Professor on Listeriosis and Section 61 of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008

    Posted on March 08, 2018

    Prof Jacolien Barnard from the Department of Mercantile Law at the University of Pretoria was invited to participate in the CapeTalk Radio morning show on Tuesday, 6 March 2018, in light of the Listeriosis outbreak and the subsequent denial by Enterpise. Prof Barnard commented on the new product...

  • TuksLaw launches new authority on Consumer Protection Law in South Africa

    Posted on January 30, 2018

    On 25 January 2017, the Department of Mercantile Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria launched the highly-anticipated Consumer Protection Law in South Africa Second Edition by Evert van Eeden and Jacolien Barnard, an associate professor in the Department of Mercantile Law....

  • TuksLaw celebrates its ranking as Best in Africa

    Posted on December 11, 2017

    The Faculty of Law, its alumni, foreign dignitaries, friends, members of the judiciary, staff and students recently celebrated the faculty's 2018 ranking by Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) as the best in Africa and 92nd in the world.

  • TuksLaw HOD presents on Transformation of the curriculum in a Mercantile Law context

    Posted on November 21, 2017

    Prof Monray Marsellus Botha, Head of the Department of Mercantile Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria, was a guest speaker at a recent University of Western Cape Law Faculty Workshop on Transformation and Decolonisation.

  • Five-star research conducted by the Department of Mercantile Law

    Posted on November 08, 2017

    The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that five staff members in the Department of Mercantile Law have received new NRF ratings as established researchers.

  • TuksLaw lecturers attend Mercantile Conference

    Posted on November 08, 2017

    The University of the Free State hosted The Fourth Annual Mercantile Law Conference from 1 to 3 November 2017 in Bloemfontein. The conference workshop on the first day focussed on the transformation and decolonisation of Mercantile Law subjects and conference papers on the subsequent days...

  • Work of TuksLaw lecturer cited by Constitutional Court

    Posted on August 31, 2017

    The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria (UP) is proud to announce that the Constitutional Court recently referred to the published work of Dr Reghard Brits, a senior lecturer in the Department of Mercantile Law at UP.

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