IOL.CO.ZA - June 12 - EliteSingles, a German based dating site which touts itself as "no 1 dating site for educated singles and professionals", has been criticized by South African users over its renewal and cancellation policy. EliteSingles automatically renew memberships unless users cancel 24 hours in advance. SA Consumer Protection Act (CPA) requires they send a membership expiry reminder at least 40 days beforehand (and not more than 80 days before). "EliteSingles is violating our domestic laws", the consumers say. Ouma Ramaru, media liaison for the Consumer Goods and Services Ombud, stresses: "They need to abide by our laws and regulation. They are not considering the provision of the CPA in relation to cancelling fixed-term contracts."