Struggling to pay your debt? New law safeguards you somewhat

A new law limits total garnishment to 25% of a debtor’s basic income.

“Garnishment” refers to the attachment of your salary by a creditor.

This comes after a Constitutional Court judgement favouring the Stellenbosch University Legal Aid Clinic.

The case followed action by Wendy Appelbaum after finding that up to 80% of her employees’ salaries was being deducted to pay their debts.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed South African Payroll Association Director Arlene Leggat.

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