National Credit Act (Seminar)

... 10 years later 

 

The seminar this year marks the 10th anniversary of the coming into operation of the National Credit Act (NCA). The seminar will cover an overview of the most important sections of the NCA. It will also highlight important court decisions over the past ten years, followed by a more detailed discussion of amendments to the NCA as well as court and tribunal decisions over the past two years.



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Who should attend
Suitable for all practitioners - attorneys, candidate attorneys,support staff, legal advisors, debt counsellors and credit providers - in short everybody involved in matters to which the NCA applies.

Overview of programme

  • Brief overview of the NCA
  • Applicability of the NCA
  • The revised maximum interest rates and cost structure
  • Latest court decisions and/or legislative measures regarding:
  • Registration requirements for credit providers, payment distribution agencies and alternative dispute resolution agents, and the consequences of non-compliance
  • Affordability assessments, reckless lending and measures to curb over-indebtedness
  • The prohibition against selling or collecting certain debts
  • Prescription in terms of the Prescription Act vs Prescription in terms of the NCA
  • Re-instatement of credit agreements
  • Discussion of questions received from practitioners during the course of the year.

Event details
Durban:  27 July 2017
Cape Town: 28  July 2017
Port Elizabeth: 31 July 2017
East London: 1 August 2017
Bloemfontein: 3 August 2017
Pretoria: 4 August 2017
Johannesburg: 7 August 2017

Speakers
Frans Haupt
Frans was admitted as an attorney in 1981 and has been the director of the University of Pretoria Law Clinic since 2000. In 2013 he co-drafted the review of Government’s consumer credit policy which underlies some of the subsequent amendments to the National Credit Act and regulations. Frans has acted as a consultant for the Department of Trade and Industry, the National Credit Regulator, credit providers, debt counsellors and consumer organisations since the inception of the NCA. Frans has authored and co-authored a number of reports, papers and articles both locally and internationally and has been presenting the annual update on the NCA for the LSSA for the past seven years. He is widely regarded as an expert on the NCA.


Registration fees (VAT incl)
• Practising attorneys: R1450 pp
• Candidate attorneys and support staff: R1 320 pp
• Practising attorneys from firms further than 150km from closest venue: R1 050 pp
• Non-practising attorneys/others: R2 900 pp

For more information, please call the Seminars department at LEAD at Tel: +27 (0)12 441 4600  or Email: seminars@LSSALEAD.org.za