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When a Trustee can and cannot be removed

When a Trustee can and cannot be removed

Herewith an informative article written by Phia van der Spuy: Trustees are legally vested with the administration of the trust’s assets. They must manage the assets and liabilities of the trust in terms of the provisions of the trust instrument and the law, and not...

Euthanasia applicants exaggerating illnesses, claims HPCSA

Euthanasia applicants exaggerating illnesses, claims HPCSA

The Health Professions Council (HPCSA) is opposing the latest bid to legalise euthanasia, claiming the applicants are exaggerating their illnesses. According to Rapport, the application by palliative care doctor Sue Walter (47) and her patient Dieter Harck (71) was...

ANCIENT GENDER-BASED INHERITANCE LAW OVERRULED

ANCIENT GENDER-BASED INHERITANCE LAW OVERRULED

An out-and-out disinheritance clause in a will executed more than 100 years ago that excluded female lineal descendants has been overruled by the Constitutional Court, says a Cape Times report. It held that the Equality Act was now the benchmark to evaluate the...

Considerations when defining Trust beneficiaries

Considerations when defining Trust beneficiaries

Beneficiaries are those persons who are initially defined by the founder in the trust instrument and are subsequently selected by the trustees from time to time in terms of the trust instrument stipulations, set by the founder. The Trust Property Control Act does not...

The appointment of an Independent Trustee in Trusts

The appointment of an Independent Trustee in Trusts

Trustees are the guardians of the trust assets and have a duty to manage these assets in the best interests of the beneficiaries. SARS and creditors frequently make attempts to attack trusts, but this can be mitigated through the appointment of an independent trustee....

POLITICAL RESEARCH NOTE AN INDEPENDENT ANALYST’S VIEW

POLITICAL RESEARCH NOTE AN INDEPENDENT ANALYST’S VIEW

COVID-19 VACCINE SUPPLY 21 JANUARY 2021 A proverbial storm has developed around South Africa’s procurement, or the perceived lack thereof, of Covid-19 vaccines. People are understandably anxious. I therefore compiled this note from publicly available information, and...

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