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Former student couldn’t buy a car when her debt caught up with her

Keeping track of your credit score is essential for managing your finances

Amanda Buthelezi was still at varsity when she first opened a credit account at a clothing store, a decision she would later regret when she started working as a young adult.

Buthelezi, 28, was in her late teens when a clothing shop contacted her and offered her pre-approved credit of R5,500 to buy clothes; she accepted the account but did not immediately use it...

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