1. The material available on this web site is designed to provide general information only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, it does not constitute professional advice.

2. By entering the site you will be deemed to have agreed to this disclaimer and to have released and discharged the Department of Trade and Industry (hereafter referred to as 'the Economic Development Department) from all liability which might arise, including liability in respect of any defamatory material on any data base or in respect of any dealings with any work (including software) in which you hold any copyright or other intellectual property right.


3.1. The web sites consist of contents, which are derived entirely or in part from content supplied by the Economic Development Department and other sources. The said contents are protected under applicable South African Intellectual Property laws, and applicable International Intellectual Property laws and conventions.

3.2. The user is also strictly prohibited from creating works, and/or software derived from or which are based on the contents found on this web site. The prohibition applies regardless of whether the content are sold, negotiated or given away and/or further alienated in any manner whatsoever.


The user expressly agrees that the use of the Economic Development Department web site is at the user's sole risk. the Economic Development Department does not guarantee or warrant, inter alia:

4.1.1. that the Economic Development Department web site will be uninterrupted and permanently online;

4.1.2. that the Economic Development Department web site will be default free and that the defects will be corrected;

4.1.3. that the results that may be obtained from the use or application from information gained from the Economic Development Department web site in so far as accuracy and content, of any such information is concerned;

4.1.4. that the servers that make the content available are free from viruses and other harmful content;

4.1.5. When using the said information for any financial purposes, the Economic Development Department advises the user to consult a qualified professional.

4.2. The user acknowledges and confirms the Economic Development Department indemnity to, include but not limited to, indirect, direct, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising from the use of or inability to use the Economic Development Department web sites. The user acknowledges that the provisions of this paragraph shall apply to all the contents of the Economic Development Department web site. The information contained in this web site has been prepared specifically for the purpose of providing information about the Economic Development Department, its divisions and the services that they offer. It does not constitute any offers unless specifically indicated and must not be relied upon in connection with any investment decision.

4.3. The disclaimer of liability applies to damages or injury, including but not limited to, indirect, direct, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages or any damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of information or of profits, whether in breach of agreement, delictual action, negligence, or under any other cause of action.

4.4. Whilst every effort has been made by the Economic Development Department and its suppliers of information to ensure the accuracy of the information on this web site, the Economic Development Department makes no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, and assumes no liability or responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this web site.


5.1. the Economic Development Department may at any time revise these terms and conditions by updating the postings. The user is bound by such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this agreement to review the then current terms and conditions to which the user is bound.

5.2. the Economic Development Department shall have the exclusive right to at any time change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Economic Development Department web site.


6.1. The use of or access to these web sites constitutes the users acceptance of terms and conditions hereof, which are binding on the user and take effect on a date which the user first makes use of, or accesses the Economic Development Department web site.

6.2. If the user does not accept all the terms and conditions in full, the user must exit the web site immediately. the Economic Development Department has the sole discretion to terminate this agreement at any time.


When visiting linked web sites the user must refer to that linked web site's individual terms of use and cannot rely on the terms of this agreement.


The terms and conditions of this disclaimer shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with South African law. The user irrevocably agrees that the courts of South Africa shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these terms and conditions or the legal relationship established by them, and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the South African courts.

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