StatsSA released statistics on 19 April 2012 showing a year-on-year decline of 4.4% in civil judgments for debt in February 2012.

The number of civil judgments recorded for debt decreased by 14.2% for the three months ended February 2012, compared with the three months ended February 2011.

Consumers should use debt review to salvage their financial situation before it is too late. Debt review will prevent unnecessary legal costs and assist in repaying the debt in a cost-effective manner.