What is a will?

A will is a document in which you set out how your estate must be administered (what must happen to your assess and liabilities) when you die.


Why should you have a will?

A will allows you to decide how you want your estate to be administered and who should be the beneficiaries of your estate which is referred to as testate succession.

If you die without leaving a last testament you are said you have died intestate succession and will your will be divided in terms of the intestate succession act.


Who can make a will? 

Anyone over the age of 16 years can make a will as long as the person has the capacity to do so and understands the consequences of their actions.


Requirements for a legally valid will: