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South Africa: World Consumer Rights Day Celebrations 2014
Source: Issued by: Free State Tourism, Economic Development and Environmental Affairs
Source Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement, Internet Governance
Country: South Africa
Created: Apr 22, 2014

This activity gives expression to the MEC’s statement during the tabling of the budget speech in March 2013 where MEC Mosebenzi Zwane indicated that the department`s main aim with consumer education is to enlighten communities about consumer rights as we realize that our people fall prey to unfair business practices.

As part of the activities for the day, 18 business enterprises in the area will receive productive equipment and assets aimed at boosting and enhancing their business sustainability as part of the department’s Micro Enterprise Support Programme.
There will also be exhibitions by DETEA, Consumer Industry Organisations and entertainment by local performing artists. For the past 3 quarters of the 2013/14 fiscal year, the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs resolved 325 cases amounting to more than 3 million which is money back into the pockets of consumers.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Time: 09h00 - 15h00
Venue: Phuthaditjhaba stadium
For more information:
Elsie Ntsane
Tel: 051 400 9633
E-mail: ntsane@detea.fs.gov.za
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