A critical analysis of strict product liability in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Heerden, C.M. (Corlia) en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Strydom, Zinta en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-06T19:19:23Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-29 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-06T19:19:23Z
dc.date.created 2013-04-18 en
dc.date.issued 2013-05-29 en
dc.date.submitted 2013-05-29 en
dc.description Dissertation (LLM)--University of Pretoria, 2013. en
dc.description.abstract The goal of this dissertation is to highlight the ambiguities contained in section 61 of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA), which attempts to introduce strict product liability for the entire supply chain in the event of product failure, and to propose amendments from which both the consumer as well as the supply chain could benefit. The new dispensation of strict product liability will lead to a step away from the no-fault based liability system that our courts have implemented for decades. Although this system is unfamiliar to South Africa, strict liability regimes have been followed in foreign countries for a considerable period of time. A comparative study of the approaches followed in America and Europe, which both advanced strict product liability regimes, will be undertaken in this study in order to illuminate problematic aspects relating to the concept of defect contained in section 61 of the CPA as well as the various duties of the supply chain in a strict product liability regime. It is argued that the provisions of the CPA ought to be supplemented with regulations, including, but not limited to, the implementation of adequate safety regulations to mitigate product recalls and product liability claims. en
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dc.description.department Mercantile Law en
dc.identifier.citation Strydom, Z 2012, A critical analysis of strict product liability in South Africa, LLM dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/25110 > en
dc.identifier.other E13/4/637/gm en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-05292013-111103/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/25110
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2012 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria en
dc.subject Consumer protection act 68 of 2008 en
dc.subject Strict product liability en
dc.subject South africa en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title A critical analysis of strict product liability in South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en


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