About

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

Staff Profiles

Vanessa Johst

Public Relations Officer

NCRDC Nr: 2824

+27861432272


Vanessa joined the association as the public relations officer in November 2015. She became a registered debt counsellor in January 2017.

Christina Muzondo

Admin Clerk

NCRDC Nr: 00

+27861432272


Christina Muzondo is the Admin Clerk of DCASA and she deals with all accounting issues. She studied Bcomm Management with Bond South Africa and has been with DCASA since 2013

NEC Profiles

Gerhard Stoltz

NEC Member

NCRDC Nr: 156

+27861473328


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.

Tony Richards

NEC Member

NCRDC Nr: 6

+27861113967


Tony Richards is the Founder of DCASA and was President from 2007 until 2011. Tony is also a Director of Octogen. Before Tony became a Debt Counsellor he worked in the Banking Sector.

Paul Slot

NEC Member

NCRDC Nr: 7

+27861113967


Paul Slot is the President of DCASA and has been on the NEC of DCASA from the beginning of DCASA. Paul has a BComm Honours (Potchefstroom University of CHE) and Masters Degree (UNISA). He sat on the NCR Task Team and also on the Credit Ombud Board as well as DRAC.

Mauritz van den Heever

NEC Member

NCRDC Nr: 192

+27123481314


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.

Eugene Cilliers

NEC Member

NCRDC Nr: 1636

+27861626859


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.

Russell Dickerson

NEC Member

NCRDC Nr: 638

+27114212918


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.

Branch Profiles

Johnny Stanley Jansen

Bloemfontein Branch

NCRDC Nr: 1770

+27514305400


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..

Drisha Pillay

Kwazulu-Natal Branch

NCRDC Nr: 1242

+27313504161


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.

Reinhard Pettenburger

Western Cape Branch

NCRDC Nr: 49

+27215564935


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.”

Shaun Zeelie

Eastern Cape Branch

NCRDC Nr: 1356

+2741 922 6474


Shaun is currently the Director of Debt Counselling Firm Master Your Money in Uitenhage, just outside of Port Elizabeth, and has been registered as a Debt Counsellor since 2009. He has been working in the Debt Counselling industry since 2008 and studied Financial Management through UNISA. He is passionate about debt counselling and believes in personal service and a hands-on approach with each individual matter. He’s been a member of DCASA since 2011 and is currently the DCASA branch manager for the Eastern Cape.”