National Credit Act (Webinar)

Be prepared for the far reaching amendments to the National Credit Act

About this webinar

The annual ‘National Credit Act Update’ will focus on the latest amendments to the Act, the regulations and the directives of the regulator as well as on a number of important court and tribunal decisions during the past two years.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • General overview: Basic concepts in the NCA revisited.
  • The National Credit Amendment Act 7 of 2019 in detail.
  • Important decided and pending cases relating to, inter alia, jurisdiction of the courts, Section 129 notices, withdrawal from debt review, costs of credit including legal costs.
  • Specific compliance issues raised by the Regulator and other role players.
  • Questions received.

As in the past the presenter will also deal with specific questions submitted by practitioners prior to the webinar. Send your questions to Seminars@LSSALEAD.org.za.

Benefits of attending 
The webinar will strive to bring attendees up to date with the latest legislative and judicial aspects regarding the National Credit Act focusing on (but not limited to) the National Credit Amendment Act 7 of 2019 in order to enable them to make strategic practical decisions when dealing with matters within the ambit of the NCA.

Background to this presentation 
It is widely accepted that The National Credit Amendment Act 7 of 2019, (the so-called ‘Debt Intervention Act’) signed by the President on 13 August 2019 will become operational during the course of the year or early next year. This will, against the background of the challenges in the economy and the resulting over-indebtedness of many consumers, together with a number of recent judgments have a profound impact on the credit environment.

Presenter

Mr 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. Under his leadership the clinic received a number of institutional, national and international awards for education innovation, community engagement and legal services, assisting more than 4000 indigent clients annually. He has, in various capacities over the years, been involved in matters pertaining to consumer credit in general and the National Credit Act specifically.

In 2008 Frans co-authored the research reports for GTZ on ‘The incidence of and the undesirable practices relating to garnishee orders in South Africa’. He headed the enquiries into ‘The Statutory Debt Counselling Process’ for the National Credit Regulator in 2009, 2010 and 2012 and is 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 consultant/trainer for, amongst others, the Department of Trade and Industry, the National Credit Regulator, a number of commercial banks and law firms.

He has served as convenor of the drafters’ panel for the Competency-based Admission Examination for Attorneys in High Court Practice since 2004. Frans has lectured (and still lectures) to candidate legal practitioners at the Schools for Practical legal Training at the University of Pretoria and of the Law Society of South Africa for the past 23 years in Civil Litigation, (High Court and/or Magistrate’s Court Practice) and occasionally on Ethics and on Commercial Litigation.

Frans also authored and co-authored a number of articles and book chapters on clinical legal education and on credit law and has presented numerous papers at National and International Conferences. Frans has, since 2006, presented the annual seminar on the National Credit Act for LSSALEAD.

After retiring as director of the Law Clinic of the University Pretoria at the end of 2018 he continues to be involved as a consultant for various role players in the credit industry and in legal training.

Date

Webinar dates: 11 and 12 November 2021, 10:00 – 12:30 (Two hour presentations and 30 minutes for questions)
Closing date for registrations: 09 November 2021

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 1200.00 (including VAT) per participant
Candidate Legal Practitioners:    R 600.00 (including VAT)per participant
Others | Non-legal Practitioners: R 1900.00 (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.

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.
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Course Dates

Webinar dates: 11 and 12 November 2021, 10:00 – 12:30 (Two hour presentations and 30 minutes for questions)
Closing date for registrations: 09 November 2021
Practising Legal Practitioners:    R 1200.00 (including VAT) per participant
Candidate Legal Practitioners:    R 600.00 (including VAT)per participant
Others | Non-legal Practitioners: R 1900.00 (including VAT) per participant

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