The National Debt Mediation Association
report shows there has been a 60 percent increase in requests for mediation
during the forth quarter of 2012, from 538 cases in the 3rd quarter
to 1 352 cases in the last quarter.
NDMA said the increase was due to the
introduction of service improvements that allowed debt counsellors to submit
NDMA CEO Magauta Mphahlele said the
increase is very pleasing because it is evidence that counsellors and consumers
are continuing to take advantage of the free service.
“It also means that we are able to ensure
that the rights of consumers are protected” Mpahlele said.
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