Why do I need a valid will?

In South Africa, a person can leave his / her assets to whoever he /she likes. This is called “freedom of testation“. For your will to be valid it will need to be drawn up in the correct way to comply with the formalities provided for in our law. The following are some of the […]

Make sure your will is properly executed when you sign!


When executing a will, it is important to ensure that you have signed it correctly and in accordance with the Wills Act 7 of 1953 (the “Wills Act”). The formalities for the valid execution of a will are set out in the Wills Act. Portion of Section 2 (1) of the Wills Act, Act 7 […]