Role Of The Independent Trustee

Role Of The Independent Trustee

Did you know that the requirement for an independent trustee to be appointed to specific trusts in South Africa came about from the 2005 decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal in Land and Agricultural Bank of South Africa v Parker and Others? The court did rule that...
Choosing The Right Trust

Choosing The Right Trust

Which trust is the right option for you – a living (inter vivos) trust or a testamentary trust? Choosing the right trust is important, and it is a decision that impacts you and your family. Choosing the right trust for you and your family is necessary. A trust is an...
The Necessity Of Disability Protection

The Necessity Of Disability Protection

Disability protection is an essential pillar of estate planning. Have you ever given a thought to what may happen to you if you become disabled? Who will look after your family or be in charge of your business if you become permanently or temporarily disabled, due to...
The Importance Of Succession Planning

The Importance Of Succession Planning

Succession planning is another important pillar of estate planning. The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that we need to have a succession plan in place for our businesses. As a business owner, have you thought about who is going to take over and lead your family...
The Importance Of Asset Protection

The Importance Of Asset Protection

Planning for your future and your family’s future is especially essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has taught us the importance of being prepared, as the unforeseen may happen to you. Protecting your assets is a necessity for everyone. Protecting your...
Beware Of Curatorship

Beware Of Curatorship

What exactly is curatorship? When you (as an adult) don’t have sufficient mental capacity to manage your own affairs, your family can apply to the High Court to be appointed as curator. Once your mental capacity becomes diminished or impaired, you can’t say who should...