When drafting a will in South Africa, there are several essential things to consider:

  1. Identify your assets and liabilities:
    Before drafting your will, you need to make an inventory of all your assets and liabilities. This will help you determine your estate’s value and how you would like it to be distributed.
  2. Choose an executor:
    An executor manages your estate and ensures that your wishes are carried out. You should choose someone trustworthy, responsible and with the necessary skills to handle the role.
  3. Choose your beneficiaries:
    You must decide whom you want to benefit from your estate. You can choose family members, friends, charities or other organizations.
  4. Be specific about your wishes:
    Your will should be clear about your estate’s distribution. This will help to avoid confusion and disputes among your beneficiaries.
  5. Keep your will up-to-date:
    It’s essential to review and update your choice regularly, especially if your circumstances change. This will ensure that your wishes are always up-to-date and accurately reflected in your will.

Please consult with an attorney: It’s a good idea to consult with an attorney when drafting your will. An Attorney can advise you on the legal requirements for drafting a will in South Africa and help ensure that your will is legally valid.