Law of Succession

Product Attributes

  • Soft Cover
  • 9781485108559
  • 5th Edition
  • 304 Pages
  • 2015


De Waal, MJ ; Schoeman-Malan, MC

2015 - 5th Edition

R 540.00



About this Publication:

Law of Succession was first published in 1992 as a relatively concise text, primarily aimed at students in the law of succession. In its successive editions the book has evolved into a more general source on the South African law of succession. Through its approach, presentation and systematic method the work remains ideal for use as a textbook in courses in the law of succession.

The fifth edition again strives to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the different facets of the law of succession, in the light of recent developments that have affected this branch of the law.

Contents Include:

  • Preface
  • Bibliography
  • Statutes
  • Table of cases
  • Introduction
  • The law of intestate succession
  • Testamentary capacity and capacity to sign as a witness
  • Formalities in the execution and amendment of wills
  • Invalid wills and revocation of wills
  • Capacity to inherit
  • The contents of wills
  • Joint/mutual wills, adiation/repudiation/election and massing of estates
  • Accrual (the ius accrescendi)
  • Collation
  • Succession by contract (the pactum successorium)
  • Interpretation and rectification of wills
  • Administration of estates
  • Schedules
    • Wills Act 7 of 1953
    • Intestate Succession Act 81 of 1987
    • Reform of Customary Law of Succession and Regulation of Related Matters Act 11 of 2009

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • Students
  • Legal practitioners
  • Trustees
  • Executors
  • Administrators of estates
  • Financial consultants
  • Insurance consultants

"Law of Succession"