oa De Rebus - Debt collection - repealing ss 57 and 58 of Magistrates' Courts Act will be shortsighted : opinion
I write this opinion piece in reaction to the article 'Cashing in on collections' by Gerhard Buchner and CJ Hartzenberg in the July issue of De Rebus (2013 (July) DR 30). As of late quite a number of people have been calling for the repeal of ss 57 and 58 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 32 of 1944 which, in my opinion, offer some of the few remaining effective tools for the debt collector. It seems that the main reason for calling for the repeal of these sections is the behavior of unscrupulous attorneys and debt collectors who exploit debtors.
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