Pyramid schemes make money by charging entry fees or by overpricing products.
Our opportunity is a totally free opportunity and the prices of all of the goods on our site are set by the sellers.
Even if you never pay us a cent, you can still benefit from our affiliate program and earn rewards from us and our sellers.
If you are still wondering, have a look at the more detailed legal explanation below.
Basically the law says that you are only a participant in a pyramid scheme if you give consideration (some form of payment) for the opportunity. Based on this alone a free opportunity can not be a pyramid scheme!
Furthermore by law pyramids are schemes that pay commissions primarily based on recruiting more participants, not on sales.
And lastly pyramids focus more heavily on recruiting participants than on actual sales.
Pyramid schemes in South Africa are defined and controlled in terms of section 43 of the Consumer Protection Act of 2008.
Subsection 1) b) of section 43 defines a participant like this:
"participant" means a person who is admitted to a scheme for consideration.
So by law you are only a participant in a pyramid scheme if you gave consideration for being admitted. Since our opportunity is entirely free, we can not be a pyramid scheme in terms of this legislation.
Subsection 4) goes on to define the characteristics of a pyramid scheme:
An arrangement, agreement, practice or scheme is a pyramid scheme if—
a) participants in the scheme receive compensation derived primarily from their respective recruitment of other persons as participants, rather than from the sale of any goods or services; or
b) the emphasis in the promotion of the scheme indicates an arrangement or practice contemplated in paragraph (a).
So the law says that pyramid schemes pay compensation derived primarily from recruitment rather than sales. We only ever pay commission when we or our sellers sell something. You can recruit as many people as you want, you will not earn any commission until they actually buy or sell something.
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Feel free to consult your own legal council, but we are confident that in terms of the South African legislation, we are not a pyramid scheme. Not in letter and certainly not in spirit.