M M M v Z M (31 May 2021)

Article by Savera Singh, checked by Celeste Frank, Associate and released by Jordan Dias, Associate at Schindlers Attorneys 26 September 2022 BACKGROUND The Appellant the Respondent were married to each other in community of property on 24 December 2005 and one minor child who was born of the marriage on 21 August 2006. The parties
The rights of women in customary marriages Article written by Eileen Dexter, Candidate Attorney, checked and released by Maike Gohl, Partner at Schindlers Attorneys. 02 March 2022 Introduction Before we address the topic at hand, it is important to understand the difference between a civil marriage and a customary marriage. Certain requirements exist that must
SUMMARY The Applicant in this matter, as the nominated executrix of her deceased husband’s estate, sought an order of ejectment, by the High Court of the Eastern Cape Local Division, against the First Respondent in respect of premises previously owned by the deceased. The First Respondent is the deceased’s nephew and heir of the only
SUMMARY This case is an appeal from the decision that was made by the Gauteng Division of the High Court, Pretoria. The question in this appeal is whether a duly registered trust can be named a party to a contract, concluded by the sole trustee on its behalf. If not, then the Respondent, Gerhardus Joshua
SUMMARY Osborne (the appellant) brought an application in the Eastern Cape High Court for the sequestration of the Cockin Trust. Shaun Cockin had committed suicide and it had come to light that he had defrauded a number of businessman, including Osborne. Osborne alleged that the Cockin Trust was nothing more than an alter ego of
SUMMARY The appellant in this matter is Scoin Trading, a company that trades in coins and similar items. Gregory John Till (the deceased) was an avid coin collector who had purchased some gold coins and medallion from the appellant. During August 2007, deceased entered into an agreement with the appellant to purchase a rare ZAR
BACKGROUND On 5 December 2013, Mr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (“Mr Mandela”) passed on and left behind a Last Will and Testament (the “Will”) in which he bequeathed his property to his Family Trust. This property was donated to Mr Mandela by the Minister of Land Affairs (the “Third Respondent”) during the time when a final
Summary BACKGROUND The applicant sought leave to appeal directly to the Constitutional Court in terms of section 167(6)(b) of the Constitution, against an order handed down by the Honourable Muller AJ in the Gauteng Division of the High Court, Pretoria. The principle issue before the High Court was the question of whether the respondent, who
Summary The Applicant wanted to donate his farm to his grandchildren, but in order to avoid the tax implications thereof, he established a trust to which the farm was transferred.  The agreement for the purchase of the farm was signed by one of the trustees prior to either of them being authorised to act as
Summary The deceased, Mr Steyn, passed away still owing money to the Applicant in terms of a loan agreement based on a fully bonded immovable property. The Second Respondent was the executrix of Mr Steyn’s estate. The Applicant claimed the money from the estate in terms of the common law. The Respondents’ argued that the