The power of an agent to perform legal acts on behalf of the awarding entity may be tacitly conferred, i.e. by conduct and not by word or writing.  The existence of such tacit power is a question of fact that depends on the intent of the contracting entity and arises from the words and conduct of the agent, as well as legitimate evidence of the circumstances of the environment.  For example, persons who assign others to manage their activities generally intend to delegate the authority to conduct all transactions that are reasonably incidental to the management of the business, even if this is not expressly stated.  Authority does not arise from the application of the law, as is sometimes claimed.  Rather, it is the intention of the awarding entity, which arises from a tacit agreement, a customary practice or branch practice, or is reasonably necessary to exercise explicit authority („incidental authority“). Agency law in South Africa governs the realization of a legal act in the name or on behalf of a person („the adjudicating entity“) by another person („the agent“) empowered to act by the contracting authority, with the result that a legal link (vinculum juris) is created between the client and a third party, creating, modifying or offloading legal relations between the client.        Kerr explains that, in legal contexts, the word „agent“ is most often used by a person whose activities are related to the training, modification or termination of contractual obligations, and that this agency has a corresponding meaning. The agent`s position as agent of the adjudicating entity in the breach of the legal relationships of the adjudicating entity with third parties is the essence of the Agency. An export sales agency contract for use by a company that sells goods outside the Republic of South Africa.
The agent keeps the warehouse of their product and handles all import and local regulatory issues. Option for him to collect cash and to sod it on the spot. This is a very comprehensive agreement with many options to appoint a company agent everywhere. In some cases where there is no explicit or tacit appointment, a person may, through law enforcement, have the power (or, more specifically, the power to represent another person. It is not an agency in the traditional sense, but a legal representation. In these cases, the power of the person to represent the other is not the result of the expression of consent, but of an appointment or function or relationship between the parties.  The most important examples of these representatives are: the role of salespeople is very different. In their most basic form, distribution agency agreements include the payment of commissions for sales generated by the agent. More complex agreements may include the agent marketing the product or service, storage and distribution, and withdrawal of payment. The power of the representative to represent the client is the essence of the commercial agency, which can be formed in different ways.
The client may authorize the agent by an explicit or tacit agreement. In general, the actions of an „agent“ without real authority cannot engage him. However, the client may be discouraged from denying the agent`s authority. The adjudicating authority may also ratify the unauthorized acts of the agent. The amount of compensation  can be determined by agreement, explicit or implied, either on a specified basis, on a certain amount of money, or as a percentage of the value of the subject of the transaction, in which case the remuneration is called „commission.“ In the absence of an agreement, in the case of regular agents such as buyers, real estate agents, brokers and factors, the amount of compensation is paid by the personalized or commercial use of the company or type of agency, and the amount is calculated almost without exception on a percentage basis. Casual intermediaries, whose services are not subject to a tariff, are entitled to a reasonable amount sometimes referred to as meruit