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Guideline 9Acts Affecting Advertising

This guideline is intended to alert advertisers to the existence of laws affecting advertising.

  1. Advertising on Roads and Ribbon Development Act 21 of 1940
  2. Agricultural Product Standards Act 119 of 1990
  3. Attorneys Act 53 of 1979
  4. Banks Act 94 of 1990
  5. Boxing and Wrestling Control Act 39 of 1954
  6. Broadcasting Act 4 of 1999 as amended
  7. Child Care Act 74 of 1983
  8. Children's Act 33 of 1960
  9. Close Corporations Act 69 of 1984
  10. Companies Act 61 of 1973
  11. Competition Act 89 of 1998
  12. Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 108 of 1996
  13. Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008
  14. Copyright Act 98 of 1978
  15. Credit Agreements Act 75 of 1980
  16. Defence Act 44 of 1957
  17. Designs Act 195 of 1993
  18. Education Affairs Act (House of Assembly) 70 of 1988
  19. Electoral Act 73 of 1998
  20. Estate Agency Affairs Act 112 of 1976
  21. Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947
  22. Films and Publications Act 65 of 1996 as amended
  23. Financial Markets Control Act 55 of 1989
  24. Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54 of 1972
  25. Fund-raising Act 107 of 1978
  26. Hazardous Substances Act 15 of 1973
  27. Health Act 63 of 1977
  28. Health Professions Act 56 of 1974
  29. Heraldry Act 18 of 1962
  30. Housing Development Schemes for Retired Persons Act 65 of 1988
  31. Income Tax Act 58 of 1962
  32. Independent Broadcasting Authority Act 153 of 1993 as amended
  33. Independent Media Commission Act 148 of 1993
  34. Liquor Act 27 of 1989
  35. Liquor Act 59 of 2003
  36. Liquor Products Act 60 of 1989
  37. Livestock Improvement Act 25 of 1977
  38. Lotteries Act 57 of 1997 as amended
  39. Medicines and Related Substances Control Act 101 of 1965
  40. Merchandise Marks Act 17 of 1941
  41. Mutual Banks Act 124 of 1993
  42. Gambling Act 7 of 2004
  43. National Road Safety Act 9 of 1972
  44. Nursing Act 50 of 1978
  45. Participation Bonds Act 55 of 1981
  46. Patents Act 57 of 1978
  47. Plant Improvement Act 53 of 1976
  48. Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000
  49. Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 3 of 2000
  50. Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000
  51. Property Time-sharing Control Act 75 of 1983
  52. Referendums Act 108 of 1983
  53. Registration of Copyright in Cinematograph Films Act 62 of 1977
  54. Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999
  55. Road Transportation Act 74 of 1977
  56. Sale and Service Matters Act 25 of 1964
  57. Share Blocks Control Act 59 of 1980
  58. Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 169 of 1993
  59. South African Medicines and Medical Devices Regulatory Authority Act 132 of 1998 (date of commencement: to be proclaimed)
  60. South African Reserve Bank Act 90 of 1989
  61. Standards Act 29 of 1993
  62. Stock Exchanges Control Act 1 of 1985
  63. The South African National Roads Agency Limited and National Roads Act 7 of 1998
  64. Tobacco Products Control Act 83 of 1993 as amended
  65. The National Credit Act 34 of 2005.

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