If you are financially dependent on someone, the money you receive would not be seen as a donation and would not fall into the Income Tax Act.
Genuine "donations"/gifts between South African residents above R100,000 per annum are taxed at 20% in the hands of the donor (not recipient). Donations between spouses do not attract donations tax. Donations from an off-shore resident to a SA resident is also tax free.
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