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

8. Persons prohibited from performance of certain acts


1) As from a date fixed by the Minister in the Gazette, no person, excluding an attorney or an employee of an attorney, shall act as a debt collector unless he or she is registered as a debt collector in terms of this Act and, in the case of a company or close corporation carrying on business as a debt collector, unless, in addition to the company or close corporation itself, every director of the company and member of the close corporation and every officer of such company or close corporation, not being himself or herself a director or member but who is concerned with debt collecting, as the case may be, is registered as a debt collector.


2) A notice under subsection (1) shall be published at least 180 days before the date referred to therein.


3) Any agreement concluded between a debt collector and his or her client or between a debt collector and his or her employee either before or after the date referred to in subsection (1) which is incompatible with the prohibition contained in that subsection shall be invalid to the extent of such incompatibility.



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