The firm regularly assists the Asset Forfeiture Unit with Curatorships and Asset Preservation Orders, in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act.  These appointments have included businesses with an asset base in excess of R500 million.


In terms of these Orders the appointee, as Curator, takes control of the business and continues to trade while the State investigates allegations of criminal activity or fraud.  The business and all the assets are preserved pending the outcome of investigations and the criminal trial, after which the assets are either returned to the business owners or forfeited to the State.


The South African Revenue Service has also appointed members of the firm as Curators, in terms of the Income Tax Act, to continue to trade the business and preserve assets until SARS establishes its claim against the parties.   Once the assessment is final or upon an order being obtained by SARS the firm, as Curators, realise the business assets in settlement of SARS' debt.