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Failure to discharge : a discussion of the insufficient legal recourse afforded to judgment debtors in the South African context

dc.contributor.authorVan der Merwe, S. J. H.
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-05T10:26:47Z
dc.date.available2013-03-05T10:26:47Z
dc.date.issued2008-07
dc.identifier.citationVan der Merwe, S.J.H. 2008, 'Failure To Discharge: A Discussion of the Insufficient Legal Recourse Afforded to Judgment Debtors in the South African Context', Journal for Juridical Sciences, vol. 71 (Special Issue), http://guides.brooklaw.edu/content.php?pid=119448&sid=1059543en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1843-570X
dc.identifier.issn2067-7677
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/79636
dc.descriptionAGORA International Journal of Juridical Sciences is listed as an open access journal at SHERPA RoMEO http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo and DOAJ http://doaj.org.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractUniversity Legal Aid Clinics are often confronted with aspects of the law which are quite alien to those faced by our colleagues in private practice. One such area is that of assisting judgment debtors who have fallen afoul of disreputable and often immoral money lenders and other judgment creditors. These creditors unilaterally charge exuberant and unlawful fees for interest and ‘legal’ costs, which amounts are simply added to the judgments ex post facto. The issue of discharge then becomes hugely problematic as the courts do not mero motu step in to cancel emoluments attachment orders and other tools of collection employed by these creditors. It is argued that the South African legal system, including legislation in this regard, lends insufficient protection and recourse to indigent legal aid clients faced with this situation.en_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAGORA University Editing Houseen_ZA
dc.subjectUniversity legal aid clinicsen_ZA
dc.subjectBad depten_ZA
dc.subjectUnregulated credit industryen_ZA
dc.subjectDebt relief
dc.subjectEconomic assistance
dc.titleFailure to discharge : a discussion of the insufficient legal recourse afforded to judgment debtors in the South African contexten_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPost-printen_ZA
dc.rights.holderThe Authoren_ZA


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