The independent trustee is not a rubber stamp

The case of Land and Agricultural Development Bank of SA and Others v Parker [2004] 4 All SA 261 (SCA) is a landmark judgement in our Trust Law. This decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal has led to the generally accepted norm in South Africa that a family trust should always have an independent trustee. […]

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The removal of trustees

Most trust deeds of family trusts give the trustees a wide discretion in respect of the management of the assets of the trust and the distribution of the income and capital of the trust to the beneficiaries. This statement applies to trusts created while the donor is still alive or in terms of his will […]

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Wat is ‘n lewende testament?

Dit word oor die algemeen aanvaar dat ‘n pasiënt die reg het om behandeling te weier selfs al kan sodanige weiering beserings of dood veroorsaak. ‘n Lewende testament kan gedefinieer word as ‘n opdrag van ‘n persoon tot die effek dat behandeling, wat hom aan die lewe sou hou, gestaak moet word waar die persoon […]

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