Terms & Conditions

The Bookstore May Change These Terms and Conditions

  • We have an absolute discretion to change the terms of this Agreement at any time.
  • By accepting this Agreement and any notifications of changes to this Agreement, you also agree to accept and be bound by any changes made by us. In any event, your continued use of the Services after any changes to the terms of this Agreement have taken effect, will be deemed to be your acceptance of those changes to the terms of this Agreement.


  1. You agree to promptly inform us of any breach by you of the terms of this Agreement and of any conduct of another user that you think may be a breach of this Agreement, whether the conduct has ceased, is continuing, or may occur in the future.
  2. You agree that we may and will monitor your conduct if we believe that you are not complying with the terms of this Agreement. If we do, then we will respect your confidentiality, unless:
    1. doing so would or could implicate us in criminal behavior, a civil wrong, or any other claim by a person for which we may have to pay compensation;
    2. the law compels, requires, or makes it prudent and desirable for us to divulge or disclose the information we hold or know or any documents we possess; or
    3. we consider it necessary or desirable to make disclosures to preserve or enforce our interests or rights.
  3. If we believe, whether or not we have conducted any monitoring, that you are not, or may be in danger of not, complying with any of the provisions of this Agreement, then we may send you a warning asking you to rectify your conduct (although we will not be obliged to do so).
  4. If you:
    1. infringe or are suspected of infringing the Intellectual Property Rights of any other person;
    2. are suspected of having, or are found by conviction, settlement insurance or escrow investigation or otherwise, to have engaged in any fraudulent or other criminal activity in connection with this Site or any other web site; or
    3. have an over due payment on your The Bookstore Account; or
  5. otherwise breach this Agreement, we may, in our absolute discretion:
    1. withhold from you, your use of any or all of the Services;
    2. delete or remove, without incurring any liability to you, any or all of your information and block in-coming and out-going data or message transfers;
    3. restore the Services if and when you can demonstrate clear and complete adherence to the terms of this Agreement on a permanent and consistent basis; and
    4. terminate the Agreement that we have entered into with you, and cancel our obligations to provide the Services, if we are not satisfied that you will clearly and completely adhere to the terms of this Agreement, on a permanent and consistent basis, if the Services are restored to you.

Use of Site

  1. In using this Site, you must not:
    1. illegally copy, store, use, alter, modify, impair, interfere with or attempt to interfere with, or distribute software or other data;
    2. alter, damage, destroy, erase, interfere with or attempt to interfere with, or infect our files, data and other computer systems and network resources or those of other users or any other person, or access, copy, modify, remove or impair the reliability, security or operation of, any data or files or other information stored in these systems or network resources;
    3. impair the electronic communications to or from, or interfere with or obstruct the lawful use of, or otherwise cause any unauthorized computer functions to our computer systems or those of other users or any other person;
    4. offer, sell, export or import any prohibited Goods and Services;
    5. offer, sell, export or import any goods and services if this breaches any law applicable to you; and
    6. engage in any practice or conduct that is unlawful under any laws applicable to you;
    7. copy, modify, or distribute rights or content from our sites, services or tools or The Bookstore’s copyrights and trademarks;
    8. harvest or otherwise collect information about users (including email addresses), trades listed or sales activities conducted on The Bookstore without the express permission of The Bookstore;
  2. Any links or references (direct or indirect) to other web sites on this Site are provided for your convenience only and do not, and are not an express or implied endorsement by us, of those web sites, or the products and services contained on those web sites.
  3. The information and material contained on this Site has been prepared in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa for use in the Republic of South Africa only. It may not comply with the laws of any other country. We make no representation that the information and material contained on this Site complies with the laws (including any intellectual property laws) of any country other than the Republic of South Africa. If you choose to access this Site from outside the Republic of South Africa, you do so at your own risk and will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of the country in which you are located.
  4. Using information about other The Bookstore users –
    1. You agree to use user information only in accordance with applicable laws and regulations (including, without limitation, The Protection of Personal Information Act and other data protection laws) and only for:
      • The Bookstore-transaction-related purposes that are not unsolicited commercial communications;
      • using services offered through The Bookstore; and
      • other purposes a user expressly agrees to.
    2. You agree to respect other users’ privacy and disclose your privacy and security policies to them. By law, you must give other users a chance to remove themselves from your database and a chance to review the information you have collected about them.
  5. Notwithstanding, and in addition to any other provision of this Agreement, you agree to comply with any laws applicable to you when using this Site and the sale or purchases of goods or services that you undertake as a result of using this Site.
  6. You agree not to harass, intimidate or threaten any of the The Bookstore staff or any users of the The Bookstore website in any way or form and failure to do so may, in The Bookstore’s sole discretion, result in the cancellation or restriction of your The Bookstore account.

Entering into this Agreement

  1. You represent and warrant to us:
    1. if you are an individual that you are eighteen (18) years of age or over and of full legal capacity and thus capable of entering into this Agreement and performing your obligations under this Agreement; or
    2. if you are a juristic entity:
      1. that you are duly incorporated and have been issued with a certificate of commencement of business and have the power to own/sell property; and
      2. entering into this Agreement does not violate your Constitution; and
      3. you have the power and have taken all corporate and other action required to enter into this Agreement and to authorize entering into this Agreement and performing your obligations under this Agreement.
  2. Transactions in case of a minor
    1. If you are under 18 years of age or if you are not legally permitted to enter into a binding and enforceable agreement, then you may not register as a user or make use of the services of The Bookstore, unless you are duly supervised by and you have obtained the consent of your parent or legal guardian or spouse.
    2. If your parent or legal guardian supervises you and gives his/her consent, then such person hereby agrees to be bound and to be liable and responsible for you and for all your obligations or duties in terms of the agreement entered into between yourself and The Bookstore.
    3. We strictly reserve our rights to refuse our service, terminate/suspend your account or cancel orders, should The Bookstore, in our sole discretion find that you have failed for whatsoever reason to comply with the aforementioned provisions or the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions, without prejudice to any other rights that we may have at law.
    4. To the extent that you utilize our services, we shall deem it that you were / are supervised by and that you have obtained the consent of your parent or legal guardian or curator or trustee. The onus to prove that you were not supervised or did obtain the requisite consent shall rest with you.

License of, and Use of, your Information

  1. You hereby grant to us a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free right to exercise the Intellectual Property Rights you have in your information, in whatever medium.
  2. We agree to use your information only in accordance with the Privacy Statement below. If you do not agree with the terms of the Privacy Statement, please do not accept these terms and conditions.
  3. We further agree and/or undertake to process your personal information in accordance with the provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act.

Privacy Statement

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for the thebookstore.co.za site.

We have agreed to notify you of the following when collecting your personal information:

  • The information being collected and the source from which it is collected when collected from another person;
  • Our name and address;
  • The purpose for which the information is being collected;
  • Whether or not the supply of information by yourself is mandatory or voluntary;
  • The consequences of a failure to provide the requisite information;
  • Any particular law authorizing or requiring the collection of the information;
  • Whether we intend to transfer the information to a third country or international organization and the level of protection afforded to the information by the said third country or international organization;
  • Any further information such as:
    • the recipient of the information or with whom the information may be shared;
    • the nature and category of the information;
    • your right of access to and the right to rectify that information;
    • your right to object to the processing of your personal information; and
    • the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Regulator.


  1. Information Collection And Use
    1. The information we collect from you is collected for a specific, explicitly defined and lawful purpose related to the function and activity of The Bookstore. You acknowledge and agree that we may collect this information from you in connection with or as a consequence of your use of our site, including, without limitation, the supply of the online trading services to you.
    2. The purpose of collection.
    3. We are the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way other than as disclosed in this privacy statement.
    4. We collect information from our users at several different points on our site. We collect information about your bidding, buying and selling activities if you choose to participate on our site as a result of you engaging in these activities, and also from ratings and comments received from other users regarding you engaging in those activities. We also collect information from any form of correspondence, such as emails and telephone conversations, from you or from a third party about you. We may also collect information from you if you choose to partake in special promotions with third parties on our site. This information will be shared with that third party, but only with your consent and for the purpose of that promotion.
    5. We will also collect financial information about you if you choose to bid for certain goods and services on our site, if you sell on our site, and also as set out in the Terms and Conditions of Use of this Site. We do charge fees for selling, and your payment information will be used to charge you accordingly. We may pass your payment information onto recognized partners in certain cases, such as for charging you for selling and in those areas where the services of shipping and delivery or fulfillment companies are offered to our users, but only in cases where our users have requested those services from us. Other information that we collect is outlined below.
  2. Registration
    1. In order to use our site, you must first complete the registration form. When you register we collect personal information such as your name, address, email address, telephone and fax numbers. This information is used to contact you about the services on our site for which you have expressed interest. We also collect additional information (such as “How did you hear about us?”, your interests), and unique identifiers (such as your company name and VAT number, if applicable). All information that is mandatory is made known on the registration form and is necessary to complete the registration process. You are encouraged to provide the additional, optional information specified on the registration form so we can provide you with a more personalized experience on our site.
    2. We may, at our sole discretion, request additional personal information from you. You may be required to confirm such details as your identity, address and contact information for security and verification reasons. This information may include copies of ID documents, passports, utility bills, licenses, rights to sell or distribute a particular item or product, legal or financial documentation, or any other documentation related to your use of this website (but not limited to this).
  3. Cookies
    • A Cookie is a small data file that your browser writes to your own computer’s hard drive in order to remember certain information and is linked to some personally identifiable information while on our site. Cookies are used to store your Handle and Password so that you don’t need to type these in each time you log in, thereby saving time whilst on our site. If you reject cookies, you may still browse our site. However, in order to log in and bid or sell, cookies are required to be turned on.
    • There are two sorts of cookies used on our site: session cookies and persistent cookies. Once you close your browser, the session cookie simply terminates, whereas the persistent cookie remains to enable us to track and target your interests to enhance your experience on our site.
  4. Log Files
    • We collect statistical information about you from page hits. Every page, image or program requested by your browser from our servers is logged in a log file, which also collects the following information: your remote IP address, the referring HTML page and the type of browser and computer that you are using. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer our site, track your movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. The statistical information we gather is used internally for marketing analysis. This information and IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
  5. Sharing
    1. If you successfully sell or buy a product, then your name, email address, phone number, payment details including credit card information and mailing address may be passed onto the other party involved in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Use of this Site. For example, if you buy a product, your details will be passed onto the Seller of that product. Similarly, if you are selling an item, your details will be passed onto the buyer of that product.
    2. We will share aggregated demographic information with our business partners and advertisers. When we do, you will not be personally identifiable, and your personal information will only be used as part of an aggregated compilation of information.
    3. We will release information about you (as either the buyer or the seller) to the respective buyer or seller, as the case may be, in the following circumstances:
      1. Where you, as the buyer or seller, are no longer contactable pursuant to a sale or purchase;
      2. Where you are not fulfilling your obligations in terms of any sale between yourself and the buyer or seller as the case may be;
      3. Where you, as the buyer or seller, are acting illegally or fraudulently.
    4. This information will also, in addition to the above, only be released to the other party by ourselves:
      • upon a formal request by the buyer or seller, as the case may be, in terms of The Promotion of Access to Information Act.
      • the release of such information is reasonably necessary and appropriate to enforce or apply the Terms and Conditions of Use of This Site;
      • the release of such information is reasonably necessary and appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of The Bookstore, our users and others; and
      • access to such information is not refused on any of the grounds for refusal set out of the Promotion of Access to Information Act.
    5. Upon a formal request by the buyer or seller, as the case may be, for access to your information, we undertake to notify you of such request (via email) and should you fail to respond to such communication within 7 days of the delivery thereof, your information will be released to the said party.
    6. In accepting these terms and conditions, you hereby consent to the release of your information at the occurrence of any of those circumstances and upon any failure by yourself to respond to any notification of a request to your information by the buyer or seller as the case may be.
    7. You also agree that we will not be liable to you or any other person for any loss, damage, expense, or other amounts incurred, savings foregone, or hardship suffered, by any person however arising (including where the cause cannot be determined), through the release of your personal details, in the event of (a) and (b) above.
    8. We will also share information, including personally identifiable information about you, with our parent, subsidiaries and related entities in order to provide you with an international trading service. All these entities will treat your information according to this privacy policy and in the same manner they would treat their own users’ information.
  6. External Links
    • This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this site.
  7. Newsletter
    • If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as email addresses. However, it is completely at your discretion to be removed from such a list as set out in our choice and opt-out section below.
  8. Site And Services Updates
    • We also send you site and services announcement updates.
  9. Security
    • We take every precaution to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of all information under our control. When you submit sensitive information via our site, your information is protected both online and offline.
    • When our registration form asks you to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected using SSL. While on a secure page, such as our registration form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just ‘surfing’.
    • While we use encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. The servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.
  10. Supplementation of Information
    • In order for this site to properly fulfill its obligation to our customers, it is necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from third party sources.
  11. Special Offers
    • We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, our users have the option not to receive these types of communications (refer to our choice and opt-out section below).
  12. Correction/Updating Personal Information:
    • If your personally identifiable information changes (such as your email address), or if you no longer desire to use our services, you may correct, update or remove your personal data provided to us.
    • Should you wish us to remove your personal data provided to us, we will delete your account.
  13. Choice/Opt-out
    • If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, information about products and services and special deals, surveys, or promotional materials from us or our partners you may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the unsubscribe instructions in the relevant email.
  14. Anti-Spam Policy
    • The Bookstore is committed to permission-based email marketing practices, and have established this no-tolerance Anti-Spam Policy. The Bookstore may update this policy and provide notice of any changes on its home page. Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of our Anti-Spam Policy.
    • Spam is commercial email or unsolicited bulk email, including junk mail, which has not been requested by the recipient. Spam is the opposite of permission-based email
    • If you believe that you have received Spam connected to The Bookstore in any way, send a complaint including the unsolicited email, to info@thebookstore.co.za. You may also provide any other information that you believe may help a The Bookstore investigation. The Bookstore does not investigate or take any action based on anonymous Spam complaints.
    • Individuals who register on The Bookstore, and provide their email address, give The Bookstore permission to send information on The Bookstore related information, products and services to said email address. In order to protect your privacy, The Bookstore does not sell, share or trade our subscriber list with anyone for any reason and you may unsubscribe at any time.

User Traffic and its Content

  1. While we will always endeavour to maintain ongoing access, and, prevent and correct disruptions and failures on this Site, we cannot and do not exercise control over the data, files and other information passing through our computer systems and network resources. Therefore you agree that you:
    1. are responsible for the flow and storage of your information through our computer systems and network resources;
    2. take full responsibility for data, files and other information you own, send, or receive and ensure that at all times you maintain adequate backup copies as appropriate;
    3. must not engage in mass postings of messages, either through e-mail or onto newsgroups, or engage in any harassment, ‘electronic stalking’ or ‘spam’;
    4. must respect and abide by the conventions and rules governing the use of newsgroups, lists, discussion forums (such as ICQ and internet relay chat or similar channels), and networks, and must not post messages or otherwise communicate inappropriately, or send unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise); and
    5. accept that certain content on this Site, despite any steps we may take may contain material that you may find inappropriate, offensive, inflammatory, or adult in nature and further accept that we do not endorse such materials and disclaim any and all liability for their contents.
  2. We cannot and do not know whether you have given access to your The Bookstore account to other people. You are therefore totally responsible for:
    1. when and how your account with us is used; and
    2. the actions of the people (if any) you allow to access, or transmit information through this Site, our computer systems and network resources or otherwise utilize the Services (whether or not you have given them your login and password details or not).

Commercial Uses of The Bookstore’s Services

  1. We cannot and do not take any responsibility for any commercial enterprises you may conduct as the proprietor of any goods or services that you have chosen to sell or buy in reliance on this Site, our computer systems, network resources or the Services as part of a business or profit-making activity. Specifically:
    1. if you, or those whom you permit to use your account, choose to rely upon this Site, our computer systems, network resources or the Services in any manner to support a business or other profit-making activity, you do so at your own risk absolutely; and
    2. advertising, credit card payment channels, direct-debit facilities, and electronic registration forms are all examples of commercial uses of the Services where you must bear the risk absolutely.
  2. The Services on this Site are provided to you personally and you must never resell, trade, or barter your rights to use the Services to another person or persons nor permit any third party to use the Services.

Relying Upon The Bookstore’s Services

  1. Whether you are using the Services for private or commercial purposes, or both, the quality and continuity of our Services depends on many factors over which we have no control and cannot seek to control. While we will always endeavor to maintain ongoing access, disruptions and failures of this Site, any or all computer systems, network resources and the Services, are probable in such an operating environment. Recognizing this, you agree that:
    1. we cannot and do not guarantee, warrant or otherwise imply that:
      1. you will receive constant and uninterrupted access to this Site or the Services; or
      2. you will receive unlimited access to all of the content available on the Site at any given time;
    2. we cannot always ensure that this Site, its computer systems and network resources will be fully or continually protected from unlawful access by others, including the infection of data or other information by viruses, or the alteration, misuse, or stealing of data or other information or that any of these activities will be detected.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

  1. Notwithstanding, and in addition to any other provision in this Agreement, you agree that we will not be liable to you or any other person for any loss, damage, expense, or other amounts incurred, savings foregone, or hardship suffered, by any person however arising (including where the cause cannot be determined), or whether it arose directly or indirectly from any authorized or unauthorized use of, access to, reliance on, or any inability to use or access this Site, the Services, or as a consequence of such use, access, reliance, or inability to access, including, but not limited to any loss relating to one or more, or a combination, of the following:
    1. a failure, or error in the operation, of all or any part of this Site, our computer systems, network resources, the Services, or any other computer systems or network resources to which they may be connected or upon which they may rely, or the taking offline of any of those computer systems or network resources for any reason;
    2. any circumstances which produce or have the consequence of producing a degradation, fall-off, or complete severance of access to this Site or network resources or any other computer systems or network resources to which they may be connected by any person;
    3. whether we or another person could have foreseen such a loss or type of loss, or were negligent or reckless, whether or not the loss was suffered in connection with a business or commercial enterprise, including, but not limited to, any economic or consequential loss or damage, any and all damage to, or loss of, any equipment, property, data, or other information possessed by you or any other person, any loss of profits, and any losses relating to contracts, business, revenue, goodwill, or any anticipated savings;
    4. any personal losses or hardship, stress and anxiety, nervous shock, or other personal suffering or condition;
    5. any errors or omissions in any documentation or other literature provided by us, any errors or omissions in any data, on this Site, or any breach of contract or negligence on the part of us, our employees, agents or authorized representatives;
    6. any reliance on, the information and material contained on this Site about any goods and services or any other information or material whatsoever, or any information and material contained on, and the privacy of, web sites linked to this Site;
    7. any one or more of the circumstances described above;
    8. any feedback, comments or rating scores made by you, or about you;
    9. any action taken by us under this Agreement; or
    10. any conduct, act or omission, whether negligent, reckless, or otherwise, whether within any actual, ostensible, or apparent authority or not, at all on the part of our employees, agents, or authorized representatives.
    11. any decision to hold an inquiry or not hold an inquiry into an alleged breach on the part of one of the users.
  2. To the extent permitted by law, all terms, conditions and warranties or representations, or representation whether express, implied, statutory, common law or otherwise relating to the Services or anything in these terms and conditions, are excluded unless expressly included in this Agreement.
  3. If any legislation or law implies in this Agreement any term or warranty and also prohibits provisions in a contract excluding the application of or exercise of that term or warranty then, to the maximum extent permitted by law, our liability for a breach of such a term or warranty will be limited, at our option to any one or more of the following:
    1. if the breach relates to goods:
    2. the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods;
    3. the repair of such goods;
    4. the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods; or
    5. the payment of the cost of replacing the goods repaired; and
  4. if the breach relates to services:
    1. the supplying of the services again; or
    2. the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.
  5. Notwithstanding anything else in this Agreement if an Indemnified Party is liable to you, whether in respect of negligence or other delict, breach of contract or warranty, breach of statute or statutory duty, equity or otherwise directly or indirectly in relation to the performance of or any delay or failure in the performance of its obligations under this Agreement, the maximum aggregate liability of an Indemnified Party, in respect of all claims made by you for every 12 month period commencing on the execution of this Agreement or the anniversary thereof shall be R100.

Release and Indemnity

  1. Notwithstanding, and in addition to any other provision in this Agreement, to the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree to release from, and indemnify, each Indemnified Party, against, any claims, losses, liabilities, suits, demands, proceedings, costs or expenses (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) directly or indirectly related to, or, arising out of:
    1. your use of the Services;
    2. your offering for sale and the sale of, and/or, your bidding for and the purchase of, any goods and services as a result of using the Services;
    3. the reproduction, broadcast, transmission communication or making available of any information or material (including credit card details) by us or any users (other than you) made available by use of the Services;
    4. any one or more of the circumstances;
    5. any alleged breach of a person’s rights (including, but not limited to, defamation or misleading or deceptive conduct) by a communication, broadcast or transmission made available by means of the Services; or
    6. any claim by any person arising out of, or in connection with any cessation (temporary or permanent) of the supply of the Services in accordance with this Agreement.
  2. The indemnity does not extend to:
    1. expenses incurred by us that are unreasonable; or
    2. losses occasioned by us as a result of this Agreement proving not to be profitable to us.


  1. You and The Bookstore must follow the procedure for resolving any dispute in connection with or arising out of this Agreement before starting any proceedings (except proceedings seeking urgent interlocutory relief).
  2. The procedure for resolving a dispute is as follows:
    1. first, either you or The Bookstore may give notice to the other about the nature of the dispute (” Notice “) and you and The Bookstore will seek to negotiate a settlement within 14 working days of receipt of the Notice;
    2. second, to the extent those negotiations fail, you and The Bookstore will seek, within a further 2 days, to reach agreement on the appointment of a mediator for resolving the dispute, and failing any such agreement, the mediator shall be appointed by AFSA Secretariat and, the mediation shall be conducted in accordance with the AFSA Administered Mediation Rules; and
    3. failing such a resolution, the dispute, if arbitrable in law, shall be finally resolved in accordance with the Rules of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa by an arbitrator(s) appointed by the Foundation.
  3. You shall be liable for all costs incurred by us in the enforcement of any rights which we have in terms of this Agreement or in the recovery of any monies due to us, including collection charges and costs on an attorney and own client scale and costs of counsel as on brief whether incurred prior to or during the institution of legal proceedings or if judgement has been granted in connection with the satisfaction or enforcement of such judgement against you.

Entire Agreement

  1. Subject to you also concluding the User Agreement, this Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and The Bookstore.
  2. If there is any conflict between this Agreement, the provisions of this Agreement shall prevail.
  3. Unless the context indicates otherwise, this Agreement incorporates all other Agreements between the parties. Should there be any conflict between any other agreement and this Agreement, the provisions of this Agreement shall prevail.

Remedies Cumulative

All rights and remedies provided in this Agreement are cumulative and are not exclusive of any rights or remedies provided by law. A notice dealing with amendments or variations or updates of this Agreement will be posted on our website .It is your duty and responsibility to familiarize and understand the amendments or variations or updates. By continuing to use our services, you are deemed to have accepted the amendment, variation or update as binding on you.

Relationship Of Parties

Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to constitute any party as the agent, partner or joint venturer of another party.

Further Assurances

A party shall take all such steps, execute all such documents and do all such acts and things as may be reasonably required by another party to give effect to any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.


Other than as otherwise specified in this Agreement, neither the failure of a party to enforce at any time any of the provisions of this Agreement nor the granting of any time or other indulgence shall be construed as a waiver of that provision or of the right of that party thereafter to enforce that or any other provision.

Governing Law

  1. This Agreement will be governed by the laws in force in the Republic of South Africa and each party unconditionally submits to the non exclusive jurisdiction of the court of the Republic of South Africa in relation to any legal action, suit or proceedings arising out of or with respect to this Agreement.
  2. The parties submit to the jurisdiction of the High Court of South Africa, South Gauteng High Court and the parties submit to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court or the Regional Court irrespective of whether the amount claimed by us exceeds the applicable monetary limit allowed to institute a claim in the Magistrate’s Court or Regional Court.


You choose your domicilium citandi et executandi (“domicilium”) for the purposes of giving any notice serving any legal process and for any other purpose arising from this Agreement at your addresses, e-mail and telefax numbers as set out in your application for registration on this site.

Any notice to be served by either party to the other must be in writing and will be sent by hand delivery, post or facsimile, or email to the relevant party to this agreement at its respective address as specified on the application for registration on this Site and, in the case of The Bookstore, and in the case of mail will be deemed to have been served three (3) business days after posting.

In the case of a facsimile it will be deemed to have been served on receipt of a successful transmission notice and in the case of email it will be deemed to have been served if no return email stating that the email cannot be delivered is received. If a notice is served by hand and proof thereof is made available, the notice will then be deemed to be delivered on the actual date and time of delivery.