Capital Legacy – A Success Story

In our most recent article, our CEO, Alex Simeonides, reveals why Capital Legacy has seen such a growth over the past two years. In a time where jobs security has been the topic of many conversations, this article gives insight into how Capital Legacy has created jobs in a time where the unemployment rate has risen at a rapid rate in South Africa. This written piece also shares our new campaign, “Secure their next steps, today” which speaks to the fact that our children are our priority and the importance of having a valid and up-to-date Will in place to ensure that their future is secure in the event of unforeseen circumstances. To find out more, click on the link below:

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Our CEO, Alex Simeonides, chats to Tony Blewitt about the cost of dying.

Did you know that even death comes at a price? In his most recent interview, our CEO, Alex Simeonides, chats to Tony Blewitt about the costs of dying and the solutions that Capital Legacy has put into place to help our Clients avoid these expenses. Learn more about how our solution covers legal fees at death such as Masters fees and conveyancing attorney fees, inheritance tax and other immediate expenses.


134 500 Covid orphans in South Africa.

In our latest article, we tackle the interesting yet sad reality of the very high number of Children who have become orphans during the Covid 19-Pandemic. We are made aware of how Children suffer the loss of a Guardian, which may be a Parent, Grandparent, older Sibling or a distant Relative and that this leaves them to fend for themselves. Find out more about the importance of having a valid Will in place to ensure that your Child is looked after when you are no longer around, especially in these unprecedented times.

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Brandon Garbutt chats to Darren Scott about how there is a Will for every need

In this interesting interview, our MD, Brandon Garbutt gets into an in depth discussion with Mix 93.8 FM’s Darren Scott, about the different types of Wills and how each Will should make provision for your needs and the needs of your loved ones. Brandon differentiates between Simple and Complex Wills, and touches on how Worldwide Wills cater for offshore assets. They also discuss the benefits of setting up a Trust. To recap on these interesting facts, click on the link to listen to this interview:

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Thinking of setting up a Trust? Here’s some facts you need to know.

Most people know about Trusts, but few people know the details. And as everybody knows, the devil is in the details. As Capital Legacy is the country’s leading provider of Wills we get to set up and manage hundreds of Trusts for our clients and have learnt a few things over the years we would like to share. Our latest article outlines the different types of Trusts, including Testamentary Trusts and Inter Vivos Trusts as well as the reasons why you would need a Trust and the factors to consider before setting up a Trust.


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Our CEO, Alex Simeonides, discusses South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal’s recent ruling on maintenance.

In this interesting discussion, Alex simplifies the often complicated topic of whether maintenance debt can be cancelled after a certain period of time. Prior to this court case, South African law stated that; if you chose not to take legal action to claim maintenance for a period of three years, your right to claim would lapse. However, this has now been reviewed, and this time frame has been extended to thirty years. To find out more about how this may influence similar cases in the future, as well as the Wills and Estates industry, here is a recap of the interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB0JKUfLZOg


Alex Simeonides and Tony Blewitt discuss the value of Trusts, and ‘The different types of Trusts available and how they can form part of your Estate Plan’.

In this insightful interview, Alex speaks on how important it is to make provision for your Beneficiaries and their financial needs when you are no longer around. It is important to know what the different types of Trusts are and what they cover, in order to make an informed decision. He gives the example of how a Trust can be used as a financial vehicle, which can drive the paying of fees, housing costs and overall expenses. Once again, debunking the myths around Trusts being reserved for an elite group of individuals, he touches on the types of Trusts that Capital Legacy has to offer, and how these Trusts cater for different groups of people.


Brandon Garbutt chats to Darren Scott about why, this February, you should forget the red roses and show your love by getting your affairs in order.

In his latest interview, Our MD, Brandon Garbutt, chats to Darren Scott about why it is important to get your affairs in order this month. Brandon makes us aware of the negative impact that not having a Will can have on the family that you will be leaving behind. With it being the month of love, we suggest that you forget the red roses and show your love by getting your affairs in order. Flowers whither and chocolates melt, but your legacy lives forever.

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Alex Simeonides has a conversation with Tony Blewitt about the importance of Life Cover and why Capital Legacy decided to offer Life Cover too.

In an interview with Tony Blewitt; our CEO, Alex Simeonides, chats about why Life Cover is so important and why Capital Legacy has decided to offer Life Cover. He gives us insight on how the winding up of the Estate can be costly, and often exposes the financial implications of not having Life Cover. The reality for many South Africans is that, losing a loved one means losing an income and in some cases, the only income in a household. This can place immense strain on the family, and often leave them bankrupt. By having a sound Life Cover in place, you are ensuring that there is enough liquidity for the winding up of the estate, taxes and fees. We are also made aware of the fact that all Life Cover is not the same, and that Life Cover with Capital Legacy has unique benefits!
To recap on this interview and find out more about the importance of Life Cover- give it a listen.


Have you thought about your Estate Plan?

It’s common to struggle with keeping a long list of New Year’s resolutions, especially if it’s time consuming and expensive. Getting your Estate Planning affairs in order probably isn’t at the top of your list – but it really should be.
At Capital Legacy, we offer Will consultations free of charge! Our Estate administration services are simple to understand and cost effective.
Read our latest article to find out more about the importance of having a valid Will in place and having your Estate in order: