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South Africa’s ranking as a top destination for Global Business

South Africa’s ranking as a top destination for Global Business Services – or offshoring business processes – is good news for South Africa and it’s very good news for youth employment, an area where some 50% of young South Africans are unemployed. South Africa’s GBS sector provides a crucial lifeline for thousands of people, notably [...]
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South Africa’s Debt Relief Programme has Significant implications for Indebted Consumers and Banks

13 Aug 2020 When South Africa went into a national lockdown on 27 March 2020, no one fully comprehended the deep, complex and devastatingly profound consequences it would hold for individuals, businesses and entire industry sectors. South African banks rapidly responded to the imminent crisis facing their account holders, and as at 7 July 2020 [...]
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Navigating through South Africa’s Debt Relief Programme and the Implications for Indebted Consumers – Shapiro Shaik Defries and Associates

DEBT RELIEF PROGRAMME When South Africa went into a national lockdown on 27 March 2020, no one fully comprehended the deep, complex and devastatingly profound consequences it would hold for individuals, businesses and entire industry sectors. South African banks rapidly responded to the imminent crisis facing their account holders, and as at 7 July, 2020 [...]
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SSDA Directorship Announcement

It gives us great pleasure to announce the appointment of @Gareth Levinsohn and @Albert Theyse to the Board of Directors of SSDA Pty (Ltd). Both Gareth and Albert have proven to be invaluable assets to SSDA and the AlefBet Group as a whole and we are proud to be going from strength to strength with [...]
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SSDA becomes a member of the Receivables Management Association International

By Catherine LaCroix South African leading debt collection agency, Shapiro Shaik Defries & Associates (SSDA) recently acquired membership with the Receivables Management Association International (RMAI). SSDA began its debt collection services with just four collectors in 2004, and now boasts over 800 collectors at the time of this writing. “Shapiro Shaik Defries and Associates have [...]
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SSDA becomes a member of the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals

SSDA Meet ACA By Catherine LaCroix A leading South African debt collection agency, Shapiro Shaik Defries & Associates (SSDA) recently acquired membership with the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA). Daniel Shapiro, Group MD for SSDA, says about the recent membership, “With our extensive collection work in South Africa we are firm believers that [...]
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SSDA Presents – Functional Strategies Post COVID 19 Lockdown

Developing Real Strategies for Our New Reality. The arrival of the COVID 19 pandemic onto the world stage has been met with a profound sense of personal and financial uncertainty, shock and a very real dose of fear. In many instances, businesses and leaders who for the most part thought they were operating in a [...]
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Planning & Expanding for The Post COVID Landscape

Shapiro, Shaik, Defries & Associates (SSDA) – COVID 19 Collections Press Release 20 April 2020 The arrival of COVID 19 onto the world stage in early 2020 and its subsequent spread across the globe has, and continues to have, a catastrophic impact on global business and its citizens. This global pandemic has necessitated a truly [...]
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Pre Legal Collections In a Constrained Economy

What can your data tell you that your debtor won’t? The Changing Nature of South African Collections: Without belaboring the topical conversations of a technical recession, the indebtedness of the South African consumer or the stark realities of South Africa’s household income statistics, the simple fact remains: A significant (and growing) number of South Africans […]

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What is Prescription act and what does it mean to you?

Prescription is a legal principle in terms of which a debtor’s liability to pay an outstanding debt is extinguished after the passing of prescribed time periods. The above will apply, provided that the debtor has not during such prescribed period, in any way acknowledged his/her liability to pay such debt. If the creditor served a […]

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