Some while ago we contacted HomeChoice both in Botswana and South Africa suggesting that you address the content of your advertisements in Botswana.
As you will recall from my earlier emails the Control of Goods (Marking of Goods) Regulations 1974 states:
"6. Goods sold on hire-purchaseWhere goods are offered for sale on hire-purchase terms or by way of credit-sale or on any other terms as to deferred payment the following details shall be displayed in addition to the prescribed details and in characters of similar size—(a) the amount of any deposit;(b) the amount of each instalment;(c) the frequency of instalments;(d) the total number of instalments; and(e) the total amount to be paid by way of deposit and instalments."
Your advertisement is therefore not in compliance with Botswana law.
Given that we have informed you about this issue in the past and that (with one exception) all other furniture stores in Botswana have decided to act in accordance with the law, I think it is fair to publish these facts in the media.
I would welcome your response.