Who Must Register

Who must Register with CGSO

All Participants and/or entities involved in the Supply Chain that provides, markets and/or offers to supply Goods and Services to Consumers.

CPA Section 1

‘‘supply chain’’, with respect to any particular goods or services, means the Collective of all suppliers who directly or indirectly contribute in turn to the ultimate supply of those goods or services to a consumer, whether as a producer, importer, distributor or retailer of goods, or as a service provider.

CODE Clause 4.1

The Code applies to all Participants, unless they are regulated elsewhere by other public regulation, a Code prescribed by the Minister in terms of section 82 of the CPA and/or where a complaint falls within the jurisdiction of an Ombud with Jurisdiction, or an Industry Ombud accredited in terms of section 82 (6).

CODE Clause 4.4

The following entities need not register:
This Code excludes: transactions that are not covered by the CPA and/or that are governed by other public regulation; the automotive industry, Electronic Communication Service as defined in section 1 of the Electronic Communications Act, 2005 (Act No. 36 of 2005) and transactions with organs of state or financial institutions.