Who we are
DCASA is a voluntary association and a professional body representing registered Debt Counsellors in South Africa. It was established in 2007, with the commencement of the National Credit Act. DCASA has contributed significantly to the industry by engaging with industry stakeholders to improve Debt Review.
It is DCASA’s aim to develop a streamlined Debt Counselling industry by setting process guidelines and training Members, in addition DCASA aims to provide Members with various products and services that will allow them to effectively and professionally deliver Debt Review service for over-indebtedness Consumers.
The Association insist on a high and ethical behaviour on the part of their Members to preserve and maintain the integrity and status of DCASA.
Read more about our Code of Conduct
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President of DCASA
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Russell is currently the President of DCASA and was nominated as such November 2017. Russell has been a Debt Counsellor in his own practice, RD Debt Counselling, since 2008. He has been a DCASA member form the outset, initially representing Gauteng on the NEC. Russell has a BSc degree and worked for an international oil company for 10 years where he developed his financial and legal skills. He has a passion for assisting South Africans in financial distress and educating others to make better financial decisions.
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Paul Slot is currently on the NEC of DCASA, he was the President of DCASA up until November 2017 and offered a lot of time and knowledge into DCASA and the Debt Review Industry since the beginning of its formation. Paul has a BComm Honours (Potchefstroom University of CHE) and Masters Degree (UNISA). He sat on the NCR Task Team and currently representing DCASA at the National Credit Regulator Credit Industry Forum.
Mauritz van den Heever
Treasurer - NEC Member
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Mauritz is a Partner at Leocorp Debt Counsellors situated in Pretoria. He is a registered Debt Counsellor since 2007 and an active NEC member of DCASA since 2012. He worked in the Banking Sector before becoming a Debt Counsellor.
Deputy President - NEC Member
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Eugene has spent most of his working career in financial services. He started as a trainee in Venture Capital Equity Sales in 1997 working on the private client portfolios for a London based Stock Broking firm, Seymore Pierce Ellis.
His interest in Debt Counselling started when he set up a call centre for a UK Debt Counselling firm, Sterling Green in 2007. Even though the South African Debt Counselling industry was still in its infancy stages, he was excited by the potential improvements South Africa had made over many other countries in debt restructure and subsequently did his Debt Counselling course in South Africa at the beginning of 2009. He has a keen interest in IT solutions for the industry and is an active Debt Counsellor with Pay Plan Solutions.
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Wendy was employed by DCM group in 2007, when the NCA came into effect, which sparked her interest into Debt Counselling. In 2008 she decided to become a registered Debt Counsellor with the aim to one day open her own Debt Counselling firm. .
Since 2008 until 2015 she was employed at Consumer Assist, NPDA and Octogen, respectively. During this time, she gained extensive knowledge in Debt Review which includes the practical, financial and legal aspects thereof. This gained experience inspired and prepared her to open her own Debt Counselling firm 2015, DebtMend. She is currently a co-director, who worked hard to build her firm to a medium sized Debt Counselling Company in 3 years. Wendy strives to be a customer focused business. .
Gauteng - Branch Representative
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I started as a debt counsellor’s assistant in 2009 and worked myself up until I became a registered debt counsellor in 2011. That same year I joined DCASA for some support and guidance to better my skillset in helping my consumers. In 2015 I became a director in my own company and for the past 9 years, I have been educating and assisting my clients from start to finish. I am passionate about what I do and I will always try to give a helping hand or advise and never back down on a challenge.
Western Cape Branch
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Reinhard has spent the last 20 years working within the Credit Industry both abroad and in South Africa. He originally worked for Citi bank dealing with loans and bonds until returning to South Africa 10 years ago. A year later, he opened Debt Therapy (Pty) Ltd. with a view to helping individuals that managed to get themselves caught up in the debt trap. Within 2 years of opening ” the Debt Counselling Industry” was born which lead to Debt Therapy naturally following suite. Today he has a permanent staff compliment of 23 that strive to help those in need with strong ethics and beliefs that have made the company what it is today. “Debt Therapy Integrity Guaranteed.”
Johnny Stanley Jansen
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Johnny has vast experience in Financial Management and Counselling .He is a registered Debt Counsellor with the NCR. Their offices are in Bloemfontein and render financial services nationally..
Jan van der Colff
Gauteng - Branch Representative
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Qualified and started operating as an independent Debt Counsellor in 2014 after a long Banking career in retail banking and also a DCASA member since 2014
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Drisha is currently the Manager of Octogen KZN. She has been a registered Debt Counsellor since 2009 . She has an extensive Debt Counselling background, she brings forth great opportunities and new ideas that will be beneficial to the Debt Counselling Industry. She is very passionate about Debt Counselling and educating the people of South Africa on Financial Wellness and Debt Review.
Eastern Cape - Branch Representative
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Gerhard is an Attorney since 2003 and with BComm and LLB degrees specialising in Insolvency and Commercial Law. He has been a Debt Counsellor since December 2007 and he started Gerhard Stoltz Debt Counsellors in 2008 in East London. He has since expanded and have branches in Pretoria, Rustenburg and Mthatha