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Debt Collectors Act 114 of 1998

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114 of 1998

The Debt Collectors Act 114 of 1998 intends:

  • to provide for the establishment of a council, known as the Council for Debt Collectors;
  • to provide for the exercise of control over the occupation of debt collector;
  • to amend the Magistrates’ Courts Act, 1944, so as to legalise the recovery of fees or remuneration by registered debt collectors; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.

Commencement

  • 21 January 2000, Sections 1 to 7 inclusive (Gazette 20826 of 21 January 2000)
  • 29 November 2002, Sections  14 and 23 (Gazette 24111 of 29 November 2002)
  • 7 February 2003, Sections  8 to 13, 15 to 22 and 24 to 28 (Gazette 24351 of 7 February 2003)

Amendments