LEADERSHIP ROLE – DIRECTOR – Mrs. B L Driskel
Belinda Louiza Driskel is a qualified attorney and a registered Debt Counsellor. She received her LLB Degree from the University of South Africa and was involved in the debt-collection industry for many years. Mrs Driskel obtained her Debt Counsellor Certificate and her debt counsellor registration number (NCRDC 2076) in 2009, after which she founded her first Debt Counselling Company, also titled “Help-U Debt Counsellors”.
Mrs Driskel is a director of the law firm “M C Rijkheer Incorporated trading as Jordaans Rijkheer Attorneys”.  She has a passion for family related matters and is therefore actively involved in Divorce cases, Child Maintenance and Custody of Children.
Mrs Driskel has a hands-on approach to leadership and is actively involved in the management and running of the company. Her experience and expertise has been instrumental in the growth of the company.

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LEADERSHIP ROLE – MANAGEMENT – Miss. G Parkin
Geraldine Caroline Parkin is a qualified Debt Counsellor, who has been with the company since it was acquired by Mrs. Driskel.  Miss Parkin is a spokesperson at all relevant marketing-relating events, including radio sessions and market place workshops.

Her knowledge in the field and her work ethics has proven a great asset to the company and enabled the company to overcome many challenging situations.  Miss Parkin is Office Manager and is working side by side with Mrs Driskel regarding debt counselling and administration.

Miss Parkin also oversees all the debt counsellors, consultants and administrative personnel to guarantee the highest quality in service in the industry.

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LEADERSHIP ROLE – MANAGEMENT – Mr. P S Du Plessis
Mr Stephan du Plessis is a qualified attorney and obtained his law degree at the University of the Free State in 2011 and is currently busy with his Master’s degree in Law at the said university.
He completed his articles in Bloemfontein and also completed his School for Legal Practice at the Law Society of the Free State.
He was admitted as an attorney of the High Court in May 2012. He currently works as a practicing attorney at MC Rijkheer Inc. and also as the Legal Advisor for Help-U Debt Counsellors.
He completed a course held by the Law Society of South Africa in the National Credit Act, as well as Debt Collections in 2013 and completed the Debt Counselling course.
He currently handles all of Help-U Debt Counsellors applications to court, opposed and unopposed, together with assisting the clients of Help-U Debt Counsellors in the High Court.

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LEADERSHIP ROLE – MANAGEMENT – Miss. H Fourie

Miss Helen Fourie is the head of the administration department.  Before joining our team at Help U Debt Counsellors, in 2013, Miss Fourie worked at an Attorneys firm and has 5 (five) years’ experience in debt collection.

Her knowledge in debt collection is a key factor for being in our management team.  Together with Miss Parkin she oversees all administrative personnel to guarantee the highest quality service in the industry.  Miss Fourie is also Mrs Driskel’s personal assistant and stands in for her whenever Mrs. Driskel is not available.

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We commend hard work and cultivate an attitude of “going the extra mile” for our clients.

Maintaining a policy of clear and open communications with our clientele & with credit providers.

With a highly dedicated team, we ensure excellent service & solutions to all over-indebted Consumers and strive to reach the best possible agreement, benefiting both the creditor and the client.

An experienced management team ensuring that all applications are handled effectively & efficiently. The combined legal experience between our legal professionals gives us an advantage when contesting matters in court.

We go the extra mile by offering to consult customers in the comfort of their own homes. The software provided by our PDA is cutting-edge & effective in accomplishing the desired task.

We provide the best services to both our Clients & the Creditors, from the application right down to Clearance Certificates.

Here’s what some of our clients have to say about us:

Up until September 2012 I was over-indebted tremendously. I struggled to conform to my commitments financially and could see no light.
Then I heard about Help-U Debt Counsellors and decided to contact them to see if they could truly help as all seemed too good to be true.
Lo and behold, since day one they have been extremely helpful in every way possible and could explain to me in detail what was happening every step of the way.
Whenever I had a query, they had an immediate and to-the-point answer. Whenever I needed help they would not hesitate. Since then I have met many people in the same situation as I once was and have gladly proposed that they contact
Help-U for help and they are all very glad they did.
Thank you to Geraldine and Lizette from Help-u Debt Counsellors for making a seemingly unbearable situation a lot more comfortable and guiding me to a debt-free and credit-smart future! -Anonymous

Help U Debt Counsellors helped me a lot during a time that I could not breathe with all the debts.
Help U Debt Counsellors consolidated one affordable amount that I was able to handle from my salary.
The rest of the outstanding salary I was able to provide for my family.
Help U Debt Counsellors services are professional. Even I am clean, Help U settled other debts for me. Thank You Help U Debt Counsellors

Ek was ‘n klient van Help U Debt Counsellors en ek het alle help baie goed ervaar. Ek het van baie mense gehoor wat van counsellors gebruik gemaak het
en nie naastenby eraar het wat ek ervaar het nie.
Ek kom met ‘n goeie hart se dat Help U my regtig gehelp het.
Ek sal hulle enige tyd voorstel aan mense.
Nou is ek skoon en wil net se dankie vir al julle ondersteuning. Groete

I am a client from Help U Debt Counsellors. I was in so much debt and on the year 2012 I decided to go for debt councelling. I was
assisted with the excellent service and then after joining Debt Counselling I started to live better and was able to spend money
until now. And now I finished all my debts. I do not have any credit. All my thanks to Help u Debt Councellors for making sure that I am
debt free. It was great for me to be in debt counselling. Debt counselling is good if you are in too much debt. During my debt counselling I received the best service God Bless You

Hiermee wil ek net se dat Help U Debt my in die afgelope jare baie finansiele gemoedsrus gegee het.
Elke keer wanneer ek hulp nodig gehad het is ek met vriendelike en behulpsame diens bygestaan.
Baie dankie Help U Debt vir al die hulp en bystand. Ek sal verseker lede van publiek na u verwys. Mev. W. v.d. Berg

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OUR HISTORY

The business was founded in 2007 by Cornelia Margaretha Schoeman under the title “Corrie Schoeman Debt Counsellors”. The company was the first operating Debt Counselling practice in the Free State and has remained the largest in the province.
In March 2011 the current owner of the company, Mrs Belinda Driskel, entered into a partnership with Mrs. Schoeman, agreeing to purchase the company. The purchase was finalized on 29 February 2012, leaving Mrs Driskel as the executive member of the practice.
After acquiring the business in 2012, Mrs Driskel and her team quickly realized that debt counselling in itself was limited in the solutions that it could offer to consumers.
It was therefore decided to offer the services of administration and sequestration as well, thus enabling the company to provide all of the available remedies to over-indebted individuals.
The name was then changed to “Help-U Debt Counsellors, and Administrators”.
Since its acquisition, the business has grown from 6 (six) employees to 15 (fifteen), with new structures being established to handle new challenges. Our advertising reach has increased substantially, enabling us to open a new office in the nearby town of Botshabelo as well as in Pretoria and East London.
When the business was founded in 2007, debt review was still a relatively new concept. Since the inception of the National Credit Act, a number of the guidelines surrounding Debt Counselling have changed, as well as the systems that are in use. This had caused some problems in the past, where old matters were handled according to new regulations.
One of the primary objectives of the company has been to all of the older files transferred onto a new system and to amend Court Orders where needed. This approach has enabled us to reduce the amount of queries received on the ‘inherited’ files substantially.

PERSONNEL

Each member of our team fulfils an important role in the company.
Apart from the in-house training that all of our staff members receive, most of our personnel have completed the official Debt Counselling training course.
This was done in an effort to ensure that every process is handled thoroughly and effectively.
These team members are fully qualified to handle all the matters related to debt counselling.
We endeavour as always to provide the best services to both our clients and the creditors, from the application right down to when our clients receive their Clearance Certificates, and are declared debt free!

SATELITE OFFICES ARE HERE

We currently have three full-time Satellite Offices operating in Botshabelo, Pretoria and East London and are in the process of establishing Satellite Offices in the Northern Cape, Cape Town and Kwazulu-Natal.

Bloemfontein Head Office

Address: 41 Kellner Street, Westdene, Bloemfontein
Email Address: info@helpudc.co.za
Contact Number: 051 448 8462
Company Cell: 072 544 8289

Contact Person: Reception

Botshabelo Office

Address: 20 Re-A-Hola Centre, First Floor, Main Road, Botshabelo, 9781
Email Address: botshabelo@helpudc.co.za
Contact Number: 051 534 1571
Company Cell: 082 930 9361

Contact Person: Ofentse Motumi

Pretoria Office

Address: Pretoria Menlyn Maine, 1 Spaces Building, 210 Amarand Avenue, Pretoria, 0181
Email Address: agent2@helpudc.co.za
Contact Number: 012 443 6602
Company Cell: 060 910 3901

Contact Person: Elna van Schalkwyk

East London Office

Address: 2 Kew Road, Vincent, East London, 5247
Email Address: eastlondon@helpudc.co.za
Contact Number: 043 721 3439
Company Cell: 079 253 8793

Contact Person: Maureen Baka

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