On 30 November 2006 South Africa became the fifth nation to allow gay or lesbian couples to marry by promulgating the Civil Unions Act, 17 of 2006, which now entitles same-sex couples to conclude civil marriages or unions in South … Continue reading


Section 18(3) of the Administration of Estates Act, 66 of 1965 (“the Act”) sets out: “If the value of an estate does not exceed the amount determined by the Minister by notice in the Gazette, the Master may dispense with … Continue reading

Intestate Succession

When a person dies without a valid Will, that person has effectively not left their instructions or wishes as to how they want their estate to be distributed. In this instance, the Master of the High Court will appoint an … Continue reading

A Living Will

A living will is a legal document which lets your medical provider know what your wishes are regarding life prolonging medical treatments in case you are unable to speak for yourself. You would indicate what treatments you do or do … Continue reading