An overview of debt relief policy in South Africa
Since 2015, the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has considered preventative measures in an attempt to reduce and prevent future household over-indebtedness.
A Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry was instituted to investigate the possibility of a debt relief programme.
A breakdown of South Africa's debtors book
As part of the legislative process public hearings were held in January 2018. The submissions to the Committee raised some critical questions, including:
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The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) implemented a review of credit card lending in the Australian market between 2012 and 2017. A report (REP 580) and consultation paper (CP 303) have been issued.
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