Solving the challenges of validating a Will during Lockdown

The burden of Lockdown has caused many to question the validity of their Wills, as they struggle to have their Wills printed and witnessed by two independent witnesses. However, Capital Legacy has pushed the boundaries to find innovative ways to ensure that your Will, the most important document you should sign even while in lockdown, will be honoured despite lockdown regulations. This is a first-of-its-kind solution to meet the challenge that has been created by Covid-19, lockdown and social distancing rules.

Publication: FA News

South Africans pay testament to Covid-19 concerns by drafting wills

The Covid-19 outbreak in SA forced a medical doctor at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital to get her affairs in order. She is one of hundreds of South Africans who have drafted Wills since SA’s first case was announced in March. The Johannesburg-based doctor and single mother of a nine-year-old had put off drafting a Will until she realised she faced death daily at work. Find out here how Capital Legacy helped her with her Will-drafting and Estate Planning.

Publication: Times Select

Lockdown reveals the outdates nature of South African laws regarding eSignatures on Last Wills and Testaments

With millions of South Africans stuck indoors and encouraged to practise social distancing to help ‘flatten the curve’ of the coronavirus contagion by staying at home for the foreseeable future, the rigidity of our laws around eSignatures has come into sharp focus.

What happens if someone passes away during the next few weeks without a valid and up-to-date Will purely because of physical restrictions? Death doesn’t wait for a pandemic to pass, on the contrary it highlights our limited time.

Publication: SABC News, Pensions World SA

5 tough topics you should discuss with your loved ones during lockdown

Lockdown has us doing all the things we always wanted to do but never got around to. Spending quality time with our families playing card and board games, tackling that high-impact workout, baking up a storm, and family conversations on all kinds of topics.

But have you avoided some of the most crucial conversations? The following five topics may make you feel uncomfortable, because they deal with death, but they’re some of the most important things you should discuss with your loved ones.

Publication: IOL

Why it is extremely difficult to legally execute a will during lockdown

If, during lockdown, you want to draft a will, change your will or nominate guardians for your children, you have good reason to feel helpless. None of this is possible during lockdown, when we’re required by law to practice social distancing.

Publication: Business Live

Service is taking action to create value for someone else. – Ron Kaufman

We have established a product, with no premium attached, for the frontline workers in the public sector. This global pandemic has certainly brought communities together to support each other. Doing what we do best, we are doing our part to support our frontline workers, in the public sector. Please watch the video to learn more about this product.

Agility has allowed us to respond quickly

We have taken much pride in creating and sustaining software systems that are bespoke and that meet our needs as a business. Being agile in our approach means we have been able to respond to circumstantial and industrial changes. Watch this video to learn about our response to Covid-19 and how we changed tactic to meet the challenge head-on.

Lockdown from the Perspective of an MD

The effects and implications of lockdown are quite different for everyone and requires each to pivot and do things differently.

As Capital Legacy, we have embraced this challenge and would like to share with you what it takes to produce the videos that we use to stay connected with you. Watch this video to learn more.

Our MD, Brandon Garbutt being interviewed by the MD of Milk & Sugar, James Lennox

Our MD, Brandon Garbutt was interviewed by MILK+SUGAR MD James Lennox, about how the company pivoted so quickly to virtual operation. The interview includes the products that Capital Legacy has released to meet the needs of its clients and people who want to draft their Wills, as well as those of our government frontline workers.

A message to our Clients from our CEO, Alex Simeonides

We are in a once in a lifetime scenario which means the way we communicate with you has changed. As an EXCO we can’t contact each one of you to provide our assurances, but we are here for you.