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

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Are laws around e-signatures on last wills and testaments out-of-date?

Listen to our CEO, Alex Simeonides, being interviewed by Jacob Moshokoa on Newzroom Afrika about the current demand for Wills and whether e-signatures are allowed.

Alex shares on the increase in online traffic that Capital Legacy has experienced as well as the challenges Clients may face with regards to signing their Wills. They discuss the validity of e-signatures as well as Capital Legacy’s drive to have legislation amended and approaching the Department of Justice to make suggests and see reform in the fiduciary industry take place.

Listen to our CEO, Alex Simeonides, being interviewed on Radio 2000

Alex shares on the importance of a Will and what things you can put in place to protect your family when you pass away. He touches on the topic of whether debt can be inherited as well as people’s response during the Covid-19 pandemic. He also mentions the value in repealing the laws regarding wet signatures on Wills.

Listen to our CEO, Alex Simeonides, being interviewed by Aubrey Masango on The Aubrey Masango Show, on 702.

Alex comments on the recent increased awareness of people regarding Wills and online research into the topic. They discuss the regulations regarding signing a Will and how that is problematic with the current national lockdown.

They further discuss current trends of people making long lists of wishes that are often impractical and bequeathing money they don’t have to give or don’t take into consideration the debt that is bound to an asset. They also discuss preparing guardians and beneficiaries on what they can expect.

Listen to our CEO, Alex Simeonides, being interviewed for the Executive Lounge on SAfm Market with Moneyweb.

Alex shares on his professional journey and what has transpired to bring him to this point where he is CEO of Capital Legacy. He also elaborates on the motivation for creating the Legacy Protection Plan™ and how the three Ps – People, Promise and Paper – fit together, within the business model.

What drives you as a leader? – “We help people solve an administrative issue that you only get one change to get right – your Will is only used once. And even though errors still occur, I am driven to make sure that this doesn’t happen.”

Finansiële Advies – Spaar, belê en beskerm

Dit is onmoontlik om nie aan finansies te dink nie, en dus het almal ‘n finansiële plan.

Geen beplanning, wat die slegste geval sou wees, is ook ‘n plan. So, wat gaan jy anders doen om te verseker dat jy in 2021 in ‘n beter finansiële posisie sal wees.

Publication: Hartland Nuus

Three reasons why you should update your Will

While South Africans continue to self-isolate during the next few weeks, here are three reasons why you should make sure you have a valid and up-to-date Will in place, notes Capital Legacy.

Publication: Business Tech

Give your clients certainty in uncertain times

Capital Legacy, the South African fiduciary company that assists more than 6 000 clients each month to draft their Wills and secure protection against the real cost of dying has launched a contact-free consultation process as part of its comprehensive response to the recent Coronavirus pandemic.

Publication: FA News

Listen to our MD, Brandon Garbutt, being interviewed by Simon Parkinson.

Platform: Hot 91.9fm

Capital Legacy is striving to create certainty in times of uncertainty. With so many people feeling disconcerted at the moment, we strive to still help them get their Wills in order even if they choose to self-isolate. We have created a product and method of consultation that allows them to still get their Wills drafted as well as secure protection against the costs of dying.

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Don’t take your Bitcoin to the grave

Whether it’s Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin or Monero, your cryptocurrency fortune could be lost forever if you pass away without giving your beneficiaries the private ‘keys’ to your digital assets.

Publication: FA News, Business Brief