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Debt Collectors Act, 1998 (Act No. 114 of 1998)

23. Regulations


1) The Minister may, after consultation with the Council, make regulations–
a) regarding any matter required or permitted to be prescribed in terms of this Act;
b) regarding generally, all matters which are reasonably necessary or expedient to be prescribed in order to achieve the objects of this Act.


2) Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of subsection (1), the Minister may, after consultation with the Council, make regulations–
a) prescribing the fees payable by a debt collector to the Council in terms of section 13(1), and the periods within which those fees are payable;
b) prescribing the circumstances under which a debt collector shall not be bound to pay an amount referred to in section 13(1);
c) regarding the training of debt collectors;
d) regarding the recusal of members of committees referred to in section 15(2);
e) regarding the remuneration, rights, duties and powers of a curator bonis appointed under section 20(8); and
f) regarding the powers and duties of the Master of the High Court when appointing a curator bonis in terms of section 20(8).


3) Any regulation made under subsection (1) may provide that any person who contravenes a provision thereof or fails to comply therewith shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction be liable to a fine, or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months.



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