DCASA Conference

Debt Counsellors Association of South Africa (DCASA) Conference 2019

The DCASA Conference was held on 21 August 2019 at Emperors palace where 220 people attended.

On display were 15 stands with everyone from the banks to insurance and credit bureaus, so that debt counsellors could speak face to face with many of the people who they only talk on the phone to or send emails.

Mike Schussler, the economist who we often see on TV news and economic programs, talked about the economy and the Rand. He predicted the financial future, as economists do, and  while the whole world seems to be struggling at the moment, South Africa seems to be more affected due to corruption involving Eskom, SAA and SABC. To fix these issues will cost a lot of taxpayers’ money.

Robert Rose, the editor of the Financial Mail, also spoke. He has recently written a book on the whole Steinhoff scandal and Markus Jooste’s involvement in it.  He is an investigative journalist who looks for the truth in these stories and it was very interesting and funny to hear his view of corrupt business in South Africa, and what they get away with.

The Head of Legal at the NCR, Timmy vd Gryp, gave us a good overview of what the NCR is doing in the industry and in terms of the law and explained a whole lot more about the Debt Intervention Bill.

Russell Dickerson from RD Debt Counselling as well as two other people from the industry each gave a presentation around industry events  and changes happening in the industry. These talks covered topics like debicheck , reckless credit, what has happened over the last year, and what we expect to see in the next year.

Who can attend the DCASA Conference?

Debt counsellors from all over the country attend the conference. There are also several Credit Providers, some of them have stalls to advertise any new products and to chat to debt counsellors.

All four of the Payment Distribution Agencies were represented during the 2019 DCASA Conference.

Others, like lawyers, people in marketing and people from the insurance industry also attend the DCASA Conference.

Paul Rotherham was the master of ceremonies, where he helped keep the momentum, helped keep things organised and the audience loved his quick wit and his jokes.


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