Did your child use your credit card online?

Perhaps, you left your credit card lying around and your child thought it was a good idea to use it for online games. You’ve lost a lot of money as a result, so you’ve decided to cancel the online contracts. Are the contracts entered online by minors, using their parents’ credit cards, legally binding? What […]

What is meant by real security?

Real security means that, on the basis of a creditor’s right against the debtor (principal debt), a creditor acquires a limited real right in the property of the debtor as security for the payment of the creditor’s right (principal debt) by the debtor. Real security differs from personal security in that a creditor does not […]

Who may be appointed as director?

Certain people are not eligible to be appointed as directors of a company. In this article we look at who is disqualified from being a director as well as the effects of the actions of such persons while still acting as director. A company must not knowingly permit an ineligible or disqualified person to serve […]

Donations

Whether you are thinking of helping your son financially to enable him to purchase his first property or donating money towards a worthy cause, there are some things to keep in mind. A donation is defined in the Income Tax Act No 58 of 1962 as “any gratuitous disposal of property including any gratuitous waiver […]