For a will to be valid in South Africa it has to adhere to the requirements as set out in the Wills Act 7 of 1953. These requirements include that:
A person must be over the age of 16 years.
The will must be in writing.
The will must be signed by the testator/testatrix, on each page and at the end.
The signing of the will should be witnessed by two competent independent witnesses, who sign on each page and at the end of the will too.
There are, however, many options that are specific to your estate that may be overlooked or legalities that are not taken into consideration if you do not have your will reviewed by a testamentary specialist. These oversights may result in your will being regarded as invalid which could lead to a costly legal exercise to rectify. At Capital Legacy we draft your will at no cost to you, ensure your will meets all the legal requirements to be deemed valid and keep it in safe custody.