Welcome move by Consumer Affairs
The Department of Consumer Affairs will tighten the rules and regulations for people (influencers) who influence people's thinking in the health and beauty sector with their advice and ideas.
Health care and beauty products are a rapidly expanding business segment that directly affects people's health. Before giving health and beauty advice, influencers must disclose their credentials. The audience should be able to see these qualifications. This rule is welcome and long over due. If you are advising someone on whether a certain food is good or bad, or which medicine is good or bad, you should be qualified to do so. Otherwise, it will be a case of deceiving the public.