SMALL CLAIMS COURTS - YOU CAN NOW SUE FOR UP TO R20 000

The monetary jurisdiction of Small Claims Courts has been increased from R15,000 to R20,000 as of 1 April 2019. Not all claims can be pursued in a Small Claims Court – against the State (including municipalities); of a criminal…

FICA Amendments – What you need to know

You may wonder why is your ID and other documentation required almost every time you wish to conclude a transaction?  What is used for? Is it really necessary? What happens to your information after concluding that transaction? Well to…

DON’T LET DEBTS ‘CRIPPLE’ YOUR LIFE!

What is debt review? Debt review, otherwise known as debt counselling, is a debt solution targeted at South African consumers who are over indebted and struggling to manage their finances. The National Credit Act (NCA) introduced the…

DOES SOMEBODY OWE YOU MONEY?

Starting the process The debt collection process starts with sending a registered letter of demand to the person who owes you money (the debtor). This letter can be sent either by you or by the attorneys instructed by you. If an attorney…

THE CONSEQUENCES OF A DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND ITS RESTRICTIONS

Firstly, one may ask, “What is a Default Judgment (Judgement)?”, how does it effect one and how can it be removed? I am sure we all have either experienced or have heard the legal phrase "Default Judgement". A Judgment is an order…