27th Jun 2022

Power of Attorney in South Africa: What does it entail?

Power of Attorney in South Africa: What does it entail? What is a power of attorney? In terms of our law, a person may not act on behalf of another unless authorized to do so. As such, a power of attorney is a formal instrument by which authority is conferred from the “principal” (the person giving the authority to act on his/her behalf) to an “agent” (the person acting on behalf of the principal). When will you need a power of attorney & who can be appointed as an agent? […]