Press releases

All press releases issued by The National Consumer Tribunal will be published in this section.

Notice of postponement in the matter between Top TV and the National Consumer Commission (NCT/3221/2011/101(1)(a)(P)
Kindly note that the hearing in the matter between Top TV and the National Consumer Commission NCT/3221/2011/101(1)(a)(P), initially set down for 2 March 2012, has been postponed sine die.
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Invitation to become an approved supplier of the NCT
Prospective and current suppliers are invited to register as approved suppliers to the NCT’s Preferential Supplier Database. To download the form, click onto "Contact us" and then "Supplier Registration Forms".
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City of Johannesburg hearings to be held in public
Members of the public are invited to attend the hearings in the case between the City of Johannesburg and the National Consumer Commission. The hearings will be held from 22-24 Feburary at the Braamfontein Recreational Centre, Harrison Street (between Juta and Smit Streets), Braamfontein. They will begin daily at 10h00. Admission is free.
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Positions vacant
The National Consumer Tribunal has a number of vacancies. Those interested in the various positions are invited to make application.
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Hearing between Telkom SA Limited and the National Consumer Commission postponed
The hearing scheduled for 3 February 2012 between Telkom SA Limited and the National Consumer Commission, case number: NCT/2791/2011/101(P) has been postponed until further notice.
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CPA Cases to be heard by the NCT
The first matters arising from the Consumer Protection Act are taking place during January and February with several cases being heard by the National Consumer Tribunal.
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Warm wishes for 2012
The Chairperson and staff of the NCT wish you all the best for 2012.
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Tribunal staff reach out to children
Staff at the National Consumer Tribunal demonstrated their caring natures when they contributed to a Christmas outreach for 20 disadvantaged children at the Inkululeko Day Care Centre. Each child was provided with a box full of goodies supplied by the NCT, including basic clothing necessities, stationery, sweets and a gift. Staff members then spent an enjoyable two hours packing and decorating the boxes for the children.
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Notice of closure
The offices of the National Consumer Tribunal will close at 12h30 on Friday 23 December 2011, and re-open at 08h00 on Tuesday 3 January 2012. The Chairperson and staff of the NCT wish you a blessed festive season and a peaceful and safe new year.
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Tribunal turns down application for review of sale of goods
Centurion, 8 December 2011 - Immoveable property that is security for a loan rather than the subject of a loan agreement is not subject to the sections of the National Credit Act that govern the review of the sale of goods, according to a recent judgment of the National Consumer Tribunal (NCT).
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Call for tenders
Centurion, 25 November 2011 - The National Consumer Tribunal has issued the following call for tenders: 1. Call for tender on an automated case management system; and 2. Call for tender on space planning and office furniture. To download the terms of reference, click on “Contact us” and “Tenders”.
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Tribunal judgment underlines need for appropriate languages
Centurion, 22 November 2011 - The importance of an appropriate choice of languages with which credit providers interact with their consumers has been underlined by a judgment of the National Consumer Tribunal.
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Micro-lender ordered to stop charging service provider fee in excess of limit
Centurion, 9 June 2011 - The National Consumer Tribunal today ordered a micro-lender to stop charging consumers a service provider fee for processing payments which, if added to the service fee under the customers’ credit agreement, is more than R50.
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Tribunal turns down prohibited conduct request
Centurion, 6 May 2011 - The National Consumer Tribunal has turned down a request by a Standard Bank customer for the Tribunal to consider whether the bank has engaged in prohibited conduct.
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Debt counsellor ordered to repay clients
20 December 2010 - A debt counsellor with clients in major metropolitan areas of South Africa has been ordered by the National Consumer Tribunal (NCT) to refund all monies illegally taken by him from past and current clients.
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