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Debt Collectors Act, No. 114 of 1998

Long title


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.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions
2. Establishment and objects of Council for Debt Collectors
3. Composition of Council
3A. Powers and functions of Council [...inserted by Act 2017_008_027_20170802]
4. Meetings of Council
5. Executive committee
6. Remuneration and allowances of members of Council
7. Appointment of personnel
8. Persons prohibited from performance of certain acts
9. Application for registration as debt collector
10. Application for registration as debt collector
11. Certificate of registration
12. Registers [..Title amended by Act 2005_022_012_20060111 - was entitled “Register”]
13. Payment of subscription fees
14. Code of conduct
15. Improper conduct by debt collectors
16. Withdrawal of registration by Council
16A. Cancellation of registration as debt collector [...inserted by Act 2005_022_013_20060111]
17. Withdrawal of registration by court
18. Return of certificates of registration on withdrawal of registration
19. Recovery of money
20. Trust accounts
21. Auditing
22. Financial year
23. Regulations
24. Delegation of Minister’s powers
25. Offences and penalties
26. Exemption from provisions of Act
27. Amendment of section 60 of Act 32 of 1944...
28. Short title and commencement


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