Chapter 7: Remedies and Enforcement
Part D: Complaints to Commission or Panel

s175: Administrative fines

  • (1) A court, on application by the Commission or Panel, may impose an administrative fine:
    • (a) only for failure to comply with a compliance notice, as contemplated in section 171(7); and
      • (b) not exceeding the greater of:
        • (i) 10% of the respondent's turnover for the period during which the company failed to comply with the compliance notice; and
          • (ii) the maximum prescribed in terms of subsection (5).
        • (2) When determining the amount of an appropriate administrative fine, the following factors must be considered:
          • (a) The nature, duration, gravity and extent of the contravention;
            • (b) any loss or damage suffered as a result of the contravention;
              • (c) the behaviour of the respondent;
                • (d) the market circumstances in which the contravention took place;
                  • (e) the level of profit derived from the contravention;
                    • (f) the degree to which the respondent has co-operated with the Commission or Panel, as the case may be, and the court; and
                      • (g) whether the respondent has previously been found in contravention of this Act.
                      • (3) For the purpose of this section, the annual turnover of any person, is the amount determined in the prescribed manner.
                        • (4) A fine payable in terms of this section must be paid into the National Revenue Fund referred to in section 213 of the Constitution.
                          • (5) The Minister may make a regulation prescribing the maximum amount of an administrative fine, which amount must be not less than R1 000 000

                            Related Sections

                            s171: Issuance of compliance notice

                            Related Regulations

                            R163: Maximum administrative fines
                            R164: Manner of calculating assets and turnover

                            Related Notes

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                            Related Forms

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