Sum­monses for debt down 5.5%

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THE TO­TAL num­ber of civil sum­monses is­sued for debt de­creased by 5.5 per­cent in the third quar­ter of this year com­pared to the same quar­ter last year, Statis­tics SA (Stats SA) said yes­ter­day. “A 1.8 per­cent de­crease was recorded be­tween Septem­ber 2013 and Septem­ber 2014,” Stats SA said. The to­tal num­ber of civil judg­ments recorded for debt in the third quar­ter of this year de­creased by 16.6 per­cent com­pared with the third quar­ter of last year. The to­tal value of civil judg­ments recorded for debt de­creased by 21.7 per­cent be­tween the third quar­ter of last year and the third quar­ter of this year. In Septem­ber, 24 684 civil judg­ments for debt amount­ing to R333.7 mil­lion were recorded. The survey was con­ducted from a sam­ple of mag­is­trates’ of­fices. – Sapa

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