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Trusts in South Africa – A Basic Guide for Trust Founders, Trustees & Beneficiaries

Not all people who find themselves having to deal with Trusts understand what it is all about, therefore in this brief discussion we will highlight the prominent issues that one has to familiarise themselves with in order to safeguard their interests when dealing with a Trust.

As a Trustee – Where Authority Begins and Ends

The assumption of a position or office comes with specific responsibilities and duties. The anticipation is that the bearer will perform the duties as required and expected, within set confines. These parameters are what define roles so as to achieve coordinated and oriented outcomes.

Acting on Behalf of a Trust – The Enforceability of Trustee Action Prior to Authorisation

The issuing of the Letter of Authority as Trustee by the Master of the High Court signals the assumption of office as Trustee to the designated party. It is at this point that the responsibilities, authority and duties as a Trustee begin to be binding and effective.

Business Interruption – Will Claims Exceed SASRIA’s Capital War Chest?

In a statement on 28 July the Minister of Finance estimated that the damage in KwaZulu Natal alone stands at R15 Billion, which by far exceeds the capitalisation of the public entity which is liable for loss emanating from public disorder, riots, and violence, being SASRIA.

Understanding SASRIA – Your Questions Answered Part II

SASRIA is an acronym for South African Special Risks Insurance Association which is a short-term insurance public entity listed under Schedule 3B of the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999, owned by the State and under the control of the National Treasury.

Understanding SASRIA – Your Questions Answered Part I

Owing to the recent protests and looting in some parts of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Gauteng, there has been much talk in the media and streets about the South African Special Risks Insurance Association (SASRIA) and its role as a short-term insurance public entity.

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination – Your Rights as an Employee

Now that the Department of Labour issued a Directive on 11 June 2021 with regards to mandatory vaccination policies in the workplace, it is crucial for employees to know what their legal position is in this situation. This article will attempt to present a guide of general application to employees so as to outline what their legal position is in terms of mandatory vaccination in the workplace.

The Dilemma of Mandatory Vaccination in the Workplace

To achieve a safe working environment employers must adopt interventions and put measures in place that are necessary to do so. The Covid-19 virus has become the latest threat to workplace safety and employers are in a fix on how to approach the delicate issue of ensuring the safety of their employees against transmissions in the workplace.

Documents Needed to Marry a Foreigner in South Africa

Marrying a foreigner in South Africa is relatively straight forward if you have a local marriage officer on your side. However, if you are a South African marrying a foreigner outside of the country, you will need to pay special attention to the advice in this article.

A Guide to the Protection of Personal Information Act – A Layman’s Perspective

As South Africa trudges towards the deadline to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA), much remains indicative of the fact that a good number of entities have either little or no strategy in place to comply with the Act.

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