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23Mar2017

SANTAM LIMITED VEHICLE VALUE / S CROSBY / 2017 – 5160F

Mr Crosby believed that the advertising misled people about the calculated value of their vehicles.

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23Mar2017

RANDBURG PLUMBERS / PLUMBING SERVICES / G BRAATVEDT / 2017-5347F

The complainant felt that the claims "NO CALL OUT FEE" and "FREE QUOTES" were misleading.

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23Mar2017

CANOLA MAYONAISE / N NIEHAUS / 2017-5312F

Mrs Niehaus was displeased by the tone and message conveyed in this commercial.

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23Mar2017

BWD ADVERTISING / E BUCHAN / 2017-5318F

The topic of race and discrimination came into question in this ruling.

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23Mar2017

STANDARD BANK / BANKING APP / J LECH / 2016-5102F

Mr Lech argued that the respondent's advertising encouraged cell phone use, which is dangerous to children.

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22Mar2017

WISURF / WIFI / D JANSEN / 2017-5329F

Incorrect advice at store-level gave rise to this dispute.

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16Mar2017

MAKRO / HISENSE TOP FREEZER FRIDGE / S HYWOOD / 2017-5345F

This consumer complaint pertains to the advertised capacity of a fridge advertised on Makro's website.

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15Mar2017

BIZCOMMUNITY – KHAYA GROUP JOB / M ZIBI – 4843 F

The complainant was not happy with the phrase "Native English speaking".

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15Mar2017

MTN FRIDAY DEAL / J KESHAW / 2017-5377F

Mr Keshaw did not believe that MTN was delivering sufficient speed on this particular data promotion.

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15Mar2017

SUNPRO BLINDS / WINDOW BLINDS / C HOFF / 2017-5299F

Mrs Hoff was displeased by the advertiser's payoff line "CAUTION BLIND MAN DRIVING".

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14Mar2017

BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA / BEVERAGES / J MCKENZIE / 2017-5352F

Dr McKenzie was not convinced that the claim was completely accurate.

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13Mar2017

DANONE SA / ULTRAMEL / L LOUIS / 2016-5132F

The complainant was concerned that this commercial would encourage dishonesty and stealing among children.

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10Mar2017

CHECKSTAR / OREO BISCUITS / L HADEBE / 2016-5130F

A dispute over which snacks were included in this special led to the complaint.

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6Mar2017

MMA CARS MOTOR VEHICLE / L MUNIAN / 2016 – 4843F

Mr Munian lodged a complaint arguing that the advertising did not disclose all the costs involved in purchasing his vehicle.

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2Mar2017

PICK N PAY COMPUTER STAND / D HERBST / 2017-5267F

Mr Herbst lodged a complaint because the item he wanted was not available at the stores he expected them to be.

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1Mar2017

MTN SONY E5 / U VAN LELYVELD / 2017-5333F

The complaint relates to alleged ambiguity in the duration of MTN's additional 30GB data offered.

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28Feb2017

ALLIED CAPITAL LOANS / K MULAUDZI / 2016 – 5140 F

The Directorate had to consider whether the billboard offering loans against vehicles contained sufficient information.

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28Feb2017

AFGRI / MAGIC SHOCK PRODDER / HEATHER HARVEY / 2017-5339F

An incorrect price gave rise to this dispute.

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27Feb2017

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO / AFRICAN GOLD PIPE TOBACCO / 2015 – 2816F (FAC)

This Final Appeal Committee ruling brings an end to a dispute over packaging used to sell tobacco.

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22Feb2017

DIAL DIRECT INSURANCE / N KHUMALO / 2017-5273F

Mrs Khumalo took offence to how this commercial portrayed restaurants on Vilakazi Street.

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