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Co-trusteeship and the joint- action rule in South African trust law
This article examines the fundamental rule of South African trust law that co-trustees must always act jointly in regard to trust administration. It highlights the rule's foundation, but also contextualizes some of the ...
Trust deeds as ‘constitutive charters’ and the variation of trust provisions: a South African perspective
(Oxford University Press, 2013)
In this article, I assess the constitutive status accorded to trust deeds in Potgieter v Potgieter and Pascoal v Wurdeman, two recent South African judgments on trust variation. In particular, I analyse judicial condemnation ...
Constitutionalism, public policy and discriminatory testamentary bequests - a good fit between common law and civil law in South Africa's mixed jurisdiction
(Tulane European & Civil Law Forum, 2012)
This article investigates South African courts' treatment of discriminatory testamentary bequests in the pre- and post-constitutional eras. It shows a change in judicial attitude towards such bequests from an accommodating, ...
Testamentary rescue: an analysis of the intention requirement in Australia and South Africa
(LexisNexis Australia, 2014)
This article provides a legal-comparative perspective on the rescue of formally irregular wills through the exercise of judicial dispensing powers in Australia and the comparable exercise of a judicial condonation power ...
Criticism of the testamentary undue influence doctrine in the United States: lessons for South Africa?
(Lousiana State University Law Center, 2013)
This article analyzes undue influence in the South African law of wills in light of scholarly criticism of the testamentary undue influence doctrine in the United States. The Article assesses particularly whether the ...
Roman-Dutch law in modern South African succession law
(Ars Aequi, 2014)
Modern South African succession law adheres to many of the tenets of Roman-Dutch succession law, and present-day South African courts frequently invoke Roman-Dutch authority to address questions regarding contemporary ...