AGA-Africa in conjunction with the University of Pretoria organized a Consumer Protection Law Webinar on the 16th November 2020. The Webinar was officially opened by AGA-Africa Board Member, Markus Green and ably moderated by Prof. Jacolien Barnard, Associate Professor, Department Mercantile of Law, Law Faculty, University of Pretoria and John John Ukegbu, Esq. Senior Staff Attorney Northeast New Jersey Legal Services.
The webinar was tailored towards exploring the concept of a balanced approach between proportionality and consumer regulation, and how it affects all the various aspects, policies and theories of Consumer Protection.The webinar was a continuation of the 4th University of Pretoria International Consumer Protection Law Conference held on 23rd September, 2020 which drew participation from legal specialists from Africa and the US discussing Debt Collections & Consumer Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions, and Consumer privacy.
The distinguished panelists gracing the webinar were Neil Fogarty, Managing Attorney, Consumer Unit, Northeast New Jersey Legal Services, Jersey City, N.J and Scott C Borison, Founder, Borison Firm, LLC, from the US; Dr. Ahmed Babatunde Popoola (Dr. Tunde Popoola) Managing Director of CRC Credit Bureau Limited from Nigeria, Dr. Isaac M. Rutenberg, Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore Law School in Kenya; and Dr. Sylvia Papadopoulos Senior Lecturer, Department of Mercantile Law, University of Pretoria and Prof. Stefan Renke, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mercantile Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa, with notable contributions from Ira Rheingold, National Association of Consumer Advocates and Robert Sola, Litigator in Credit Reporting.
The Webinar was officially brought to a close by AGA-Africa Country Representative, South Africa, Kim Robinson.