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Welcome to the National Consumer Commission

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) is the South African regulatory body, established in terms of Section 85 of the Consumer Protection Act No. 68 of 2008 (CPA). The primary role of the NCC is to protect the interests of consumers and ensure accessible, transparent and efficient redress for consumers. In addressing complaints that allege contravention of the CPA, the NCC:

  1. Promotes the resolution of disputes between consumers and suppliers,
  2. Conducts investigations against those suppliers allegedly engaging in prohibited conduct,
  3. Refer matters for prosecution to the National Consumer Tribunal, and
  4. Promotes compliance with the CPA through advocacy, education, and awareness.

The NCC further, has the responsibility to protect consumers from hazards to their well-being and safety by ensuring that goods that may be unsafe or pose a potential risk from their continued use or exposure to them, are recalled.

The Consumer Protection Act gives the consumer several fundamental consumer rights, in line with the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, and the United Nation’s Guidelines on Consumer Protection.  Any infringement of these rights is an act of non-compliance with the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act. A consumer of goods and services can file a complaint with the NCC, should their consumer rights be undermined by a supplier.

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