n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - An historical overview of the director's duty of care and skill : from the nineteenth century to the Companies Bill of 2007 : analyses

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-0099
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2185



The title 'director' is highly valued by many people and is seen as eminent and prestigious. Those that run large companies and whose management is distinguished and influential in the business world, are even more so regarded. Significant powers are conferred upon directors and by law they are obliged to exercise such powers as fiduciaries (see D Arsalidou (2001) at 4-5).

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