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STATISTICS OF CIVIL CASES FOR DEBT, MARCH 2017 – RELEASED BY STATS SA

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STATISTICS OF CIVIL CASES FOR DEBT, MARCH 2017 – RELEASED BY STATS SA

STATS SA has released some figures on Civil Debt Cases in Judgments in South Africa. Below is a summary with a link to the full report.

– The total number of civil summonses issued for debt decreased by 0,8% in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the first quarter of 2016.
The largest negative contributions to the 0,8% decrease were civil summonses relating to:
 services (contributing -3,4 percentage points);
 goods sold (contributing -2,0 percentage points); and
 rent (contributing -0,5 of a percentage point).

– The total number of civil judgements recorded for debt decreased by 16,1% in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the first quarter of 2016.
The largest contributions to the 16,1% decrease were civil judgements relating to:
 ‘other’ debts (contributing -6,0 percentage points);
 services (contributing -5,2 percentage points); and
 money lent (contributing -1,8 percentage points).

– The total value of civil judgements recorded for debt decreased by 12,1% in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the first quarter of 2016.
The largest negative contributions to the 12,1% decrease were the value of judgements relating to:
 ‘other’ debts (contributing -8,3 percentage points);
 services (contributing -2,8 percentage points); and
 goods sold (contributing -1,2 percentage points).

– In March 2017, 20 682 civil judgements for debt amounting to R354,7 million were recorded. The largest
contributors to the total value of judgements were:
 money lent (113,0 million or 31,9%);
 ‘other’ debts (R69,4 million or 19,6%); and
 services (R67,1 million or 18,9%).

Read the full publication here: http://www.statssa.gov.za/publications/P0041/P0041March2017.pdf

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