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I have borrowed R150 000 to a friend in 2007 of which
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I've received a whatsapp message from a creditor claiming my
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Hi there. Many years ago I left South Africa to come to the
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Hi, I would be grateful if you could tell me what risks I face
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I lived and worked in Dubai for many years and when the credit crunch hit the company I worked for closed down and my husband lost his job at the same time. He managed to pay off all his debt (credit … read more
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i left South Africa 6 years ago with unpaid credit card debt
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