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Don’t leave chaos in your wake
Imagine trying to create a marketing campaign to get people to do their wills. There is probably nothing less exciting than talking about death planning, but nothing more important. In a country with over 70% of people with no wills in place, this is exactly the challenge we had – get more people to do their wills. Why? Because if you die without a will, it’s a mess. 16 Apr 2024 Read more

What happens to your home when you pass away?
If you own a home of your own, have you thought about what will happen to it one day when you pass away? With as many as 70% of South Africans not having a valid will, this is a key question for thousands of homeowners in our country. 20 Mar 2024 Read more

Mandela estate mayhem
Lawsuits, auctions and an estate that still isn’t wound up a decade after his passing – these are not topics that anyone could have predicted would be linked to Nelson Mandela. 6 Feb 2024 Read more

Legacy in motion: Carl Coetzee appointed as a managing director within the Capital Legacy group
Carl Coetzee, the charismatic industry leader and former CEO of BetterBond, has joined Capital Legacy to head up their sales and distribution division. 26 Jan 2024 Read more

Inheritance oddities: A world tour of weird rules and customs
While no one likes to dwell on their end of life, it is an inevitability, which is why having a last will and testament is crucial. This helps ensure that loved ones who are left behind are able to handle your personal responsibilities and wishes in the ways that you would want them to. On the other hand, without a valid, up-to-date will, things may not turn out as you would have liked them to. 21 Nov 2023 Read more

Client Consent’s solutions adopted by Capital Legacy
In an era where the sanctity of data privacy and regulatory compliance takes centre stage, Client Consent proudly announces the adoption of their POPIA Compliance solution by Capital Legacy. This strategic move supports Capital Legacy's approach to data protection and compliance with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act. 20 Nov 2023 Read more

New online system to streamline access to Masters' Offices
On 10 October, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola unveiled an online system aimed at revolutionising deceased estate registrations and offering protection against fraudulent activities. In the era of digitisation, this is a welcomed initiative by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. 8 Nov 2023 Read more

Capital Legacy makes the loss of a loved one easier for 15,000 families
You may be thinking, okay, okay enough about Wills Month - we get it. But did you get your will drafted or updated this September? We hope so! We won't stop beating this drum, with more than 75% of South Africans still without a will. If you haven't had a chance yet, we understand that life gets busy, but don't worry, it's not too late. You can still get your affairs in order. 19 Oct 2023 Read more

Stories of wills, loss, and legacy
It's easy to dismiss the idea that a last will and testament could genuinely ease the emotional toll of losing someone dear, but real-life stories underscore the significance of this legal document. 11 Sep 2023 Read more

Where there's no will, there's drama, chaos... and greedy family members
We all know the old saying, "Where there's a will, I want to be in it". Well, this couldn't be closer to the truth, especially when it comes to family. 1 Sep 2023 Read more

National Wills Week - Why it's important for all South Africans
Capital Legacy officially endorses the Law Society of South Africa's (LSSA) "National Wills Week", running from 11 to 15 September this year. This initiative takes place annually, where participating firms offer basic will drafting services for free. 29 Aug 2023 Read more

More than 3.2 million South Africans may become spouses in 2023
More than 3.2 million people in South Africa involved in life partnerships will breathe a collective sigh of relief at the news that Parliament has released the Judicial Matters Amendment Bill ("the Bill"). 21 Apr 2023 Read more

Where there's no will, there's drama!
Talking about your will is not exactly exciting stuff. It's not on the top of most people's "to-do" lists. But watching the drama unfold when there's a death in the family with no will in place is enough to form the script of almost any TV soapie. The drama is real. 30 Mar 2023 Read more

Priscilla contests will of only daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Fans of Lisa Marie Presley (Elvis Presley's only child) recently got a double shock. 23 Feb 2023 Read more

Strategic transaction between Capital Legacy and Sanlam Limited announced
South Africa's fast-growing wills and estates administrator Capital Legacy and the diversified financial services group Sanlam Limited (Sanlam) have announced that they are joining forces by creating an even more compelling wills, estates and trusts business together. 6 Feb 2023 Read more

Who will pay the school fees if you pass away?
"While most people understand the value of insuring, for example their bond, insuring their child's education isn't usually something that is top of mind or discussed when planning for the unforeseen. Clients are choosing EduCare™ because this is what it does and all it does; it uses a trust so there is peace of mind knowing that your insured funds for your child's future are not at risk if something should happen to you," - Alex Simeonides, CEO and co-founder of Capital Legacy 7 Nov 2022 Read more

Cape Town: The city that keeps on growing and growing
Our Mother City has many captivating qualities and is the top "semigration" destination in South Africa. 4 Nov 2022 Read more

Capital Legacy moving up in KZN
With the KZN economy being so hard hit with Covid, looting and then the floods, it's encouraging to see the resilience of many local businesses that not only weathered these storms but continue to grow from strength to strength. 21 Oct 2022 Read more

Capital Legacy: The new brand
Capital Legacy has evolved from its inception 10 years ago from a cheeky, entrepreneurial startup to a truly category-defining business. 18 Oct 2022 Read more

Celebrating 10 years of helping South Africans leave a legacy
Capital Legacy is South Africa's undisputed champion in the financial services industry for integrated wills and estates with insurance cover to indemnify the legal fees associated with passing away. 9 Sep 2022 Read more

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