National Credit Act (Webinar)

NATIONAL CREDIT ACT (Webinar)
05 and 06 October 2022 | 10:00 – 12:30

(two hour presentation and 30 minutes for questions)
Be prepared for the far reaching amendments to the National Credit Act

About this webinar

The annual National Credit Act webinar will provide a general overview of the Act and relevant regulations. A number of important recent decisions by the courts and national consumer tribunal will also be discussed.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • General overview: Basic concepts in the Act revisited.
  • Brief overview of the National Credit Amendment Act 7 of 2019.
  • Important decided and pending cases relating to the applicability of the Act, registration of credit providers, reckless credit, jurisdiction of the courts, debt review and costs of credit including legal costs.
  • Specific compliance issues raised by the National Credit Regulator and other role players.

Questions received from delegates

As in the past the presenter will deal with specific questions received from practitioners prior to the webinar.
Submit your questions to Seminars @LSSALEAD.org.za

Benefits of attending 
The webinar will strive to bring attendees up to date with the latest developments regarding legislation, regulation and case law to enable legal practitioners, debt counsellors, credit providers and consumers to make strategic decisions when dealing with matters within the ambit of the Act.

Background to this presentation 
It is generally accepted that the numerous political, economic and social challenges that South Africans face will translate into increased reliance on credit with the resulting increase in defaults, debt collections and debt relief measures

Presenter

Franciscus (Frans) Haupt practised as an attorney in private practice from 1981 until January 2000 when he became director of the University of Pretoria Law Clinic.

He has, in various capacities, over the years been involved in matters pertaining to consumer credit in general and the National Credit Act specifically. He, inter alia, headed the enquiries into “The Statutory Debt Counselling Process” for the National Credit Regulator in 2009, 2010 and 2012 and was co-author of Government’s Consumer Credit Policy Document, adopted by cabinet in 2014 and leading to important amendments to the National Credit Act in 2015.

He has acted as a consultant / trainer on NCA matters for, amongst others, the Department of Trade and Industry, the National Credit Regulator, a number of commercial banks as well as for law firms. After retiring in December 2018 Frans continued to be involved as lecturer at the Schools for Practical Vocational Training of LSSALEAD and as Convenor of the panel of drafters of the Competency-based admission examination paper in High Court Practice.

He has presented the annual National Credit Act seminar/webinar since 2006.

Date

Webinar dates: 5 and 6 October 2022, 10:00 – 12:30 (Two hour presentations and 30 minutes for questions)
Closing date for registrations: 04 October 2022

Who should register?

Legal practitioners, candidate legal practitioners, support staff, legal advisors, debt counsellors and credit providers – in short everybody involved in matters to which the National Credit Act applies.

Cost of the webinar

Practising Legal Practitioners:    R 1275.00 (including VAT) per participant
Candidate Legal Practitioners:    R 645.00 (including VAT)per participant
Others | Non-legal Practitioners: R 2050.00 (including VAT) per participant

Confirmation of attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Register as soon as possible to secure your space.

How to register

Kindly note that you can only register online and that there are limited places available. Participants should be registered individually to enable the system to generate a unique username and password for each person.

STEP 1:
Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. Remember to upload the proof of payment (PDF) in step 2.LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: Your Surname, name and cell number
STEP 2:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

STEP 3:
Once you have successfully registered to participate, you will receive confirmation that we have received your registration documentation. You will receive a system-generated e-mail with a link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar at least 24 hours before the webinar starts. Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully and test your link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar page at least 20 minutes before it starts.
For more information about this webinar contact the Seminars department:

Email: seminars@LSSALEAD.ORG.ZA | Please note we only communicate via e-mail should you need more information.

Please take note

  • The LSSA will not accept liability if the fees are not paid into the designated LSSA bank account.
  • The webinar is conducted in English only.
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, this must be done in writing within two business days before the closing date to avoid the full fee being charged.

Course Dates

Cost of the webinar

Practising Legal Practitioners:    R 1275.00 (including VAT) per participant
Candidate Legal Practitioners:    R 645.00 (including VAT)per participant
Others | Non-legal Practitioners: R 2050.00 (including VAT) per participant

Confirmation of attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Register as soon as possible to secure your space.

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