SATSA COVID-19 Webinar – Consumer Protection Act

SATSA COVID-19 Webinar – Consumer Protection Act

COVID-19 Webinar: Q&A with Trudie Broekmann, Consumer Protection Act Lawyer

Join SATSA TOMORROW for Q&A with Consumer Protection Act Lawyer, Trudie Broekmann, where we will endeavour to answer all your questions around consumer law, refunds and cancellations.

Date: 1 April 2020
Time: 15h00
RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vJJOoqpGS82HjdDOS4UKzQ

For those of you who are interested in the topic, you may also find this recent interview with Consumer Protection journalist, Wendy Knowler interesting. The Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman says the Covid-19 pandemic should force suppliers to review their cancellation policies.

Who is Trudie Broekmann?

Trudie is a commercial attorney with over twenty years’ experience. She established her firm, Trudie Broekmann Attorneys, during January 2013, specialising in commercial, corporate and consumer law. Prior to that, she successfully set up a commercial department at Gunstons. This was after stints at Webber Wentzel and Irvin & Johnson. She is an expert in new legislation, focusing on the Companies, Consumer Protection and Protection of Personal Information Acts.

Trudie has presented around 100 seminars on legal topics and is often quoted in the press on consumer law. She advised the DTI on setting up the National Consumer Commission and Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, assisted various municipalities and private sector clients ranging from multinationals to start-ups and NGOs.

Please send through your questions for Trudie by emailing communications@satsa.co.za.

SAACI Annual Congress 2020 Postponed to 2021

SAACI Annual Congress 2020 Postponed to 2021

The health and safety of our citizens is SAACI’s top priority. As you have seen in the news, the impact of the COVID-19 situation has escalated rapidly. This week’s national proclamation of a nationwide 21-day lockdown has all but brought our lives to an abrupt temporary halt.

 

In consideration of these developments and the fluidity of the situation, the SAACI board decided earlier today during its weekly call to postpone the SAACI 2020 congress. The annual SAACI congress will now still take place in Johannesburg in 2021. We are currently evaluating potential new dates for the event.  

 

We recognise the importance of SAACI helping you build and grow your businesses, and we appreciate your patience as we manage this situation. We will immediately communicate with you when new plans for SAACI congress 2021 are finalised, including the new date.

 

Please keep updated with relevant information on our social media platforms.

Thank you for your membership and your support.

 

We wish you, your families and colleagues continued safety and health.

 

The SAACI board

SAACI Academy | Online learning open to all members

SAACI Academy | Online learning open to all members

Dear Members

SAACI is giving all members access to the SAACI On-Line Academy platform during the 21 day lockdown period. Kindly click on link http://saaci-academy.org/login/ to access the SAACI online academy.

Should you have forgotten your password or don’t have your login details click on http://saaci-academy.org/lostpassword/ to reset password or feel free to contact Prisca Lete on pa@saaci.org for further assistance. Seek the opportunities that will undoubtedly arise.

You have our full support.

 

Member Notification | SAACI Office during Lock Down

Member Notification | SAACI Office during Lock Down

Dear Valued member

The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) will be operating as normal the coming weeks ahead. Our team will be working remotely and you will have full access to them during the 21 day lockdown period.

We want you to know you’re not alone. Whatever you are feeling, know that we are here, for you, your Association.

All our meeting have gone virtual with the SAACI Exco, SAACI Board, SAACI Congress LOC as well as all our SAACI Branch Committees meeting weekly as we monitor the national situation due to the impact of COVID-19 on our lives and businesses.

Our advice to business owners is simply to remain calm, be positive and be decisive. This crisis will pass and the aim is to have your business in the best shape possible when it does.

Take care of yourself, your team, your clients and your community. Seek the opportunities that will undoubtedly arise. You have our full support.

Feel free to contact us on our cell phones during office hours between 8 am and 5 pm, Mondays to Fridays, if you have any questions or concerns.

Glenton De Kock CEO: | M: +27 82 5757 565  Email: ceo@saaci.org

Prisca Lete: Membership| M: +27 72 387 4601 Email:  pa@saaci.org 

Agnes Ntombela: Operations| M: +27 82 469 4326  Email: agnes@saaci.org