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Industry Awards

The Top 10 Debt Counsellors for 2023 have been announced after this year’s industry wide peer review closed at the end of September 2023.

55 Debt Counselling Practices have been recognised.

What Are the Debt Review Awards?

The Debt Review Awards is a process whereby credit providers review their Debt Counsellor peers and the Debt Counsellors get to review the performance of the credit providers they regularly work with.

Both Debt Counsellors and Credit Providers get to review the performance of the 4 NCR registered Payment Distribution Agents. 

The results of the peer reviews are announced at the annual Debt Review Awards gala. This year that will be on the 20th of October 2023.

The process is designed to shine a light on all the hard work done on behalf of consumers who are receiving help through the debt review process.

Top 10 Debt Counsellors 2023

There are currently around 1675 NCR registered Debt Counsellors in South Africa who are considered “active” or are helping consumers.

Over the years, over 2300 Debt Counsellors who were once registered have stopped working in the industry (it is a very high stress, low pay industry).

Among the +- 1700 who are still busy in the industry 55 different Debt Counselling practices have been recognised in this year’s peer review process.

These are Debt Counsellors who are well known by their peers to be busy doing good work in the industry.

Some of the practices are a solo Debt Counsellor alone, while others have a small team of support staff who help make it possible for consumers to get help. Still others are massive set ups with various Debt Counsellors helping consumers with different aspects of their review.

Regardless of their size these Debt Counsellors are known by credit providers to respond quickly to requests for information, to make reasonable proposals for sorting out consumers’ debt situations and for taking matters to court or tribunal.

Here are the 55 different Debt Counselling Practices recognised in the review process this year:

(in alphabetical order)

AC Debt Counsellors | Shimone Beckett

African Credit Union

Algoa Debt Counsellors | Derryn Fish 

Alpha Debt Management | Moegamat Kaamil Ismail

Balance Your Debt | Cindy Lesley Kennerley 

Budget Fin | Werner van der Walt 

Complete Debt Counselling | Jacobus Stephanus De Vos

Consumer Credit Care

Consumer Credit Counselling | Angelo Brown

Consumer Relief | Heinricha Hodgson

Credit Matters

Credit Matters Klerksdorp | Judy Knoetze

Creditsmart Financial Services

DC Experts

DC Financial Solutions | Justin Mark Hendricks 


Debt Care

Debt Co Group

Debt Eeeze | Elsie Erasmus 

Debt Eezy | Justin Carstens

Debt Free with Armani | Tania Dekker

Debt Fresh | Anton Meiring

Debt Line

Debt Relieve | Ina Webster 

Debt Rescue

Debt Sense Group | Annelle van Tonder

Debt Solutions | Susan Pretorius

Debt Solutions 4 U | Rowan Breeds

Debt Therapy

Debt To Destiny | Francina Magdelena Griessel 



Doctor Debt | Zinelle Carstens

EZ Debt


Flischman Debt Counsellors | Tielman Flischman 

Gerhard Stoltz Debt Counsellors | Gerhard Stoltz

Ket Financial Wellbeing | Raesibe Mpho Makgai 

Master Your Money | Shaun Zeelie


Mwa Administration & Debt Counselling | Annelie Maria Wagenaar

My Debt Hero

National Debt Advisors 

National Debt Counsellors 

Nicola van der Merwe Debt Counsellor | Nicola Van Der Merwe


Pay Plan Solutions | Eugene Cillier


Randwise DMG | Johan Bonthuys

SA Debt Help | Awie Coetzee

Sandton Debt Counselling | Nadia De Weerdt

Vantage Debt Management

YMA Consulting

Zero Debt


Congratulations to all these Debt Counsellors and their hard working teams!


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