“The Regulations”

It is time again to go over some of the rules about how stores, in fact anyone who sells you anything must behave.

These are the rules listed in the Consumer Protection Regulations, these are the things that everyone should know about before they even consider buying things. These are the rules that can protect you and your money.

Perhaps the most useful of all the Regulations is Section 13 (1) (a) which says that commodities and services must be “of merchantable quality”. The Regulations define this as “fit for the purposes for which commodities of that kind are usually purchased”. What this means in simple terms is that things should work. It does not matter if it is a cellphone, a laptop, a car or a sofa, it should do what it’s meant to do.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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