National Credit Act, 2005 (Act No. 34 of 2005)
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To promote a fair and non-discriminatory marketplace for access to consumer credit and for that purpose–
to provide for the general regulation of consumer credit and improved standards of consumer information;
to promote black economic empowerment and ownership within the consumer credit industry;
to prohibit certain unfair credit and credit-marketing practices;
to promote responsible credit granting and use and for that purpose to prohibit reckless credit granting;
to provide for debt re-organisation in cases of over-indebtedness;
to regulate credit information;
to provide for registration of credit bureaux, credit providers and debt counselling services;
to establish national norms and standards relating to consumer credit;
to promote a consistent enforcement framework relating to consumer credit;
to establish the National Credit Regulator and the National Consumer Tribunal;
to repeal the Usury Act, 1968, and the Credit Agreements Act, 1980; and
to provide for related incidental matters.