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dc.identifier.citation [2000] ZACC 18
dc.identifier.citation 2001 (1) SA 29 (CC)
dc.identifier.citation 2000 (11) BCLR 1235 (CC)
dc.title Janse van Rensburg NO and Another v Minister of Trade and Industry and Another NNO en
dc.title.alternative CCT13/99 en
dc.identifier.casenumber CCT13/99 en 31 August 2000
dc.contributor.judge Goldstone J 29 September 2000
dc.concourt.synopsis Constitutionality of two sections of the Consumer Affairs (Unfair Business Practices) Act 71 of 1988. After the Transvaal Provincial Division (TPD) had struck down the impugned sections, the Act had been amended in such a way that the objection to s 7(3) (dealing with search and seizure) had fallen away. Section 8(5)(a) empowered the Minister to prevent, for a period not exceeding 6 months, any unfair business practice which is the subject of an investigation; and attach property related to an investigation. As in Dawood, the absence of guidance on the manner in which the Minister's wide and unfettered powers are to be exercised led the court (per Goldstone J) to the finding that s 33 had been violated. Order of invalidity suspended for 12 months and conditions attached to the exercise of the discretion in the meantime. Potential infringement of ss 22, 25 and 34 not considered.
dc.concourt.casehistory Application for confirmation of an order (Gerhardus Francois Janse van Rensburg NO v Die Minister van Handel en Nywerheid NO (TPD, Case No 22658/98, 22 October 1998, unreported) declaring ss 7(3) and 8(5)(a) of Act 17 of 1988 unconstitutional, part of the order confirmed.

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