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Sperm donor’s bid for child contact denied

Sperm donor’s bid for child contact denied

A sperm donor has failed in his bid to have contact with the child he ‘fathered’. This is the effect of a ruling by Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) in an unusual battle in which the donor and his mother sought visitation rights for the now five-year-old child. The...

Can you bypass Estate Duty through the use of a Trust?

Can you bypass Estate Duty through the use of a Trust?

Estate Duty is a material ‘death tax’ that very few people take cognisance of. Luckily, in terms of Section 4(q) of the Estate Duty Act, but subject to its strict requirements, relief is provided to surviving ‘spouses’ who may have contributed to the accumulation of...

RAND, STOCKS SLIDE ON EMERGING MARKET JITTERS

RAND, STOCKS SLIDE ON EMERGING MARKET JITTERS

The Rand in tandem with South African stocks retreated yesterday, tracking declines in emerging-market peers as the US Federal Reserve’s hawkish turn hurt appetite for riskier assets. The Rand slid to R14.16 to the greenback yesterday and is currently trading at...

Duties of a trustee

Duties of a trustee

This is a useful article setting out how important the role of a Trustee is and why appointment as a |Trustee should not be taken lightly – Ant Jenkins By Louis van Vuren, CEO of FISA Have you been asked to act as a trustee on a trust? Are you planning to appoint a...

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