The ARB decisions are governed by the Code of Advertising Practice, which in turn is based upon the International Code of Advertising Practice, prepared by the International Chamber of Commerce.
This is internationally accepted as the basis for domestic systems of self-regulation. The principles laid down in the International Code are then contextualised to the particular circumstances of advertising in South Africa.
The Code is administered by the ARB, with the participation of representatives of the marketing and communications industries, and is amended from time to time to meet the changing circumstances and needs of business and our society.
This Code is supplemented by individual codes, which are determined by the various member organisations or negotiated with governmental institutions. These individual codes are reflected in the Appendices to the Code. The individual codes conform to the general principles laid down by the Code of Advertising Practice and differ only in terms of the individual needs of a particular sector.
A hard copy of the Code, which is available in a loose leaf binder, may be obtained from LexisNexis Butterworths.
How to find what you are looking for?
Remember to always check the online Code to ensure that you are up to date.
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