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Can Trustees Determine the Capital Beneficiaries in a Trust? A Detailed Analysis of Schoonhoven N.O and Others v Schoonhoven and Others [2024] ZAKZPHC 1

Introduction: In the recent case of Schoonhoven N.O and Others v Schoonhoven and Others (7608/2020) [2024] ZAKZPHC 1, the High Court grappled with the intricate interpretation of a trust deed and a will. This case revolved around the Schoonies Familie Trust and raised...

When Do Shareholder Rights Take Precedence in HOA Decisions? – A Discussion on the Case of Crystal Ball Properties 65 (Pty) Ltd and Others v Landsmeer Home Owners’ Association NPC and Another

Explore the Crystal Ball Properties case analysis, a pivotal legal battle on minority protection in Home Owners’ Associations under the Companies Act. Uncover the court’s stance on oppressive conduct, the implications of the Heritage Hill decision, and the balance between majority rule and minority rights in HOAs.

Unpacking the Powers and Responsibilities of the Master of the High Court

When a person passes away, their estate must be administered and distributed to their beneficiaries. The process of estate administration is overseen by the Master of the High Court, a judicial officer appointed to perform various functions related to the...

When Do Shareholder Rights Take Precedence in HOA Decisions? – A Discussion on the Case of Crystal Ball Properties 65 (Pty) Ltd and Others v Landsmeer Home Owners’ Association NPC and Another

Explore the Crystal Ball Properties case analysis, a pivotal legal battle on minority protection in Home Owners’ Associations under the Companies Act. Uncover the court’s stance on oppressive conduct, the implications of the Heritage Hill decision, and the balance between majority rule and minority rights in HOAs.

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When Do Shareholder Rights Take Precedence in HOA Decisions? – A Discussion on the Case of Crystal Ball Properties 65 (Pty) Ltd and Others v Landsmeer Home Owners’ Association NPC and Another

When Do Shareholder Rights Take Precedence in HOA Decisions? – A Discussion on the Case of Crystal Ball Properties 65 (Pty) Ltd and Others v Landsmeer Home Owners’ Association NPC and Another

Explore the Crystal Ball Properties case analysis, a pivotal legal battle on minority protection in Home Owners’ Associations under the Companies Act. Uncover the court’s stance on oppressive conduct, the implications of the Heritage Hill decision, and the balance between majority rule and minority rights in HOAs.

read more