Bonds of Security / Court Bonds

What is a bond of security?

Master of the High Court requires security where he appoints a person to be a custodian / responsible person for someone else’s assets.

The bond of security protect the estate from any negligent act from the      appointed person.

It is a demand bond, so if the security is called up by the Master of the High Court it must be paid immediately.

      • Liquidation bondsA Liquidators is appointed on insolvent estates, the liquidator will track down all the assets belonging to the estate, sell them and pay the creditors.
      • Executor BondsAn Executor is appointed on a deceased estate, the purpose of the appointment is to distribute the assets of the deceased to the beneficiaries in terms of a will (if it exists).Who requires Executors bonds?
        • Attorneys – if they have reached their limit with the AIIF (R20 000 000 cumulative, a bond exceeding R5 000 000)
        • Accountants
        • Administrators of deceased estates

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      • Curator BondsCurator Bonis matters relating to incapacitated persons’ estates.The Prevention of Organised Crime Act – where someone has unlawfully gained in terms of the Act, application can be brought to freeze the assets and for the recovery of the assets.
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      • Trustee Bonds
        • Road Accident Fund Trust

        Road Accident Fund Trust beneficiaries receive a pay out from the RAF, due to the fact that they have been involved in an accident and have possible limited employment opportunities or are minors. These funds to be protected and a trustee is appointed. To protect the trust against the negligence of the trustee the master requires a bond of security for the amount that was paid to the trust.

        • Medical Malpractice Trusts

        Medical Practitioner who has failed to foresee the possibility of harm being suffered by his patient in circumstances where another reasonable practitioner in the same position would have foreseen the possibility of harm occurring and would have taken the necessary steps to avoid or prevent it, they are guilty of Medical Negligence. Where money is paid out into a trust the trustee will be required to provide a bond of security before appointment.

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