DCASA Convention 2023 – Debtfree Journal


The day kicked off early with a welcome from Mr Reinhard Pettenberger (DCASA President). Then he handed over to Mr John Nickols who focuses on helping individuals with trauma and anxiousness counselling. He mentioned the causes of and reactions to trauma and stress and the way this pertains to coping with debt. He highlighted how trauma counselling and Debt Counselling go hand in hand in lots of instances and offered invaluable insights.

Then Reinhard was again. This time with an replace on the trade.

Progress or the dearth of progress on the Credit score Business Discussion board (CIF) was lined and a reminder was provided that the CIF are solely discussing 3 subjects at current together with DCRS enhancements (to deal with issues like actually massive long run loans from banks) and DC Charges.

He additionally mentioned statistics as shared by the NCR in regards to the trade and up to date members on all of the conferences with numerous credit score suppliers (similar to Capitec, MFSA and Imas).

After discussing another improvements that profit members he spoke about what lies forward for the affiliation (incl a small membership charge enhance).

Economist Mr Siphamandla Mkhwanazi mentioned native and financial elements which are inflicting the monetary stress being skilled by shoppers and mulled over what might occur subsequent.

Friends then had a while to interact with the varied credit score suppliers and suppliers to the trade who have been exhibiting on the occasion.

Then there have been some sensible reminders by Social Media Supervisor Yolanda Fourie in regards to the digital aspect of Debt Counsellors companies. With billions of individuals on-line and on social media the reminders have been apt.

Western Cape Department Consultant Ms Nadia de Weerdt inspired members to develop their enterprise from inside and embrace what makes them distinctive to seek out their distinctive purchasers.

After lunch their was first a dialogue by Mr Pieter van Zyl about how debt overview and sequestration might be choices for various purchasers and the variations between sequestration and voluntary give up of property.

Earlier than the prize giveaways, there was time for the viewers to submit inquiries to a large panel of trade specialists from the NCT, NCT, credit score suppliers, Debt Counsellors, Credit score Bureaus and Attorneys.

The day then ended with some prizes and a few enjoyable and video games.


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