Month: September 2018

September 21, 2018

National Wills Week

Your last will is one of the most important tools in estate planning. Every person should have a last will and testament, reviewed and updated on a regular basis. A carefully structured and written last will and testament can meet many goals, including reducing estate duty liability, providing for dependents, and achieving the efficient administration […]

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September 19, 2018

The first step in the legalisation of marijuana

One thing I love about South Africans is our ability to find humour in anything. Last night Pierre de Vos tweeted a Facebook post that he had seen: the names of the days of the week in Afrikaans have been changed – Monday becomes Maandagga, Tuesday becomes Dinsdagga, Wednesday becomes Woensdagga, and so on. The […]

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September 11, 2018

Trusts and estate planning

The legal structure of a trust is an agreement between a donor (or a founder) and trustees, in terms of which the donor donates property to the trustees to be administered for the benefit of beneficiaries. The donor may be a trustee; the donor and one or more of the trustees may be beneficiaries. But […]

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