(LL26-2023) How are maintenance defaulters blacklisted?


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• Circumstances under which defaulters are blacklisted
• Discussion of the controversy of blacklisting
• Discussion on the National Credit Act legislation that deals with blacklisting of maintenance orders
• Form W that needs to be completed and forwarded to credit bureaus
• Guidelines and procedure for the furnishing of maintenance defaulter’s details to credit bureaus
• When can the defaulter’s name be removed from the credit bureau?
• What are the implications of blacklisting?
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• Maintenance Act, Act 99 of 1989

• Regulations Maintenance Act 99/1989

Slideshow: How are maintenance defaulters blacklisted?

Handout: How are maintenance defaulters blacklisted?

FORM W- Blacklisting of maintenance defaulters


Additional articles of interest:

Parliamentary Monitoring Group (Mar-Apr_2015) – Maintenance Defaulters & Credit Bureaus

News 24: Maintenance defaulters can be traced via their phones, and blacklisted

Businesstech: Government working on new laws to blacklist maintenance defaulters in South Africa (1 Sept 2022)

People’s Assembly: Maintenance defaulters to be blacklisted by credit bureaus?

IOL: Maintenance defaulters to be blacklisted

ANC protecting maintenance defaulters – Denise Robinson (2015) (www.politicsweb.co.za)

Helen Zille launches national petition to blacklist child maintenance defaulters (2015) (www.polity.org.za)

Podcast: Law Focus – Blacklisting of Maintenance defaulters

Rooi Rose (February 2023): Egskeiding: vars oplossings vir die betaling van onderhoud en ouersamewerking


*** Note: please note that these articles are included for educational and awareness purposes and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinion of Lunch and Learn or their presenters ***


(LL03-2023) How to complete the J101 maintenance application form

Your first name:
Your last name (surname):
Your email address:
Your job title:
In which your do you operate?
The Maintenance Act is the most important instrument of enforcement of maintenance in South African law.
Which section of the Constitution protects the right of children?
Where could complaints obtain the J101 form?
Give your understanding of what paragraph 15 of the DOJ Codified instructions, code family courts –maintenance 26/2015 means:
What happens if the complainant does not have the details (work or home address) of the other parent?
If the children lives with a caregiver (such as a grandparent) can they claim maintenance?
I am asked how much (amount) the claimant can get for maintenance. How would you answer?
Can a complainant claim winter / summer / Christmas clothes as part of the maintenance order?
How is the expenses split between the parent and the children? Which approach is followed in Courts?
Name 3 difficulties that complainants encounter when completing the J101 form:

Introductory training video

Maintenance officer specific training video

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