Ratanang Family Trust must be one of the most infamous Trusts currently in South Africa. Its association with EFF leader, Julius Malema as one of the Trustees and subsequent tender fraud has shed spot light on this Family Trust. If you are not familiar with Trusts, Click Here to learn more. The Ratanang Trust has […]
Gauteng is home to five new in-development city projects, which are currently being constructed at a combined price of R265 billion. In July 2015, Stats SA released its latest population data showing that Gauteng had breached 13.2 million residents. The province is the most populous region in the country, having gained over 1 million new […]
Legacy is about life and living. It’s about learning from the past, living in the present, and building for the future. Where do you think it’s best to plant a young tree: a clearing in an old-growth forest or an open field? Ecologists tell us that a young tree grows better when it’s planted in […]
1. Asset Protection One of the most important aspects of this document is to highlight the exposure an individual assumes once they enter the business arena or the residential or commercial property market. The vagaries of carrying on a business are many and varied and include but have not limited to: Potential claims for damages; […]
A trust is a separate legal entity but not a legal persona or a juristic person per se; a Trust is created by a contract called a Trust deed which is entered into by certain parties. The document is stamped and lodged with the Master of the Local High Court and is then allocated a […]
Legacy refers to a bequest, inheritance or heritage beyond our current life. Similarly, properties tend to transcend our mortal lives and therefore some of the simplest, safest and easiest instruments for leaving a lasting Legacy.
There has never been a better time to invest in property! In reality, we all know that. However, there are many experts who will sway you towards other forms of investments. A large number of people know that property investment is a good choice, as a viable and financially prudent way to earn additional passive income […]
A Twin trust structure (TTS) involves a set-up of a minimum of two (or more trusts) to help structure your investments and asset management. This usually involves Trusts that have been formed for various functions such as Family Trust, Property Investment Trust, Share Trust, Business Trust etc.
Setting goals is one of the surest ways of achieving any success. Goal setting is a skill which all successful people have honed and learnt to utilize in their daily set of competencies that propel them towards continuous success. I have not come across a successful person who did not know how to set goals. […]
Once your home loan has been approved, it’s time to start the ball rolling and get your property registered in your name. Although the property registration process may seem lengthy, the following steps will help you understand the process. Once your Offer to Purchase has been accepted and the Bank has approved your loan, the […]