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Why the process of winding up a deceased’s estate is lengthy

The process of claiming from a deceased’s estate can be a daunting exercise for surviving family members, especially if the deceased was the sole bread-winner. Family members are often under the impression that, once there is a death in the family, the estate of the deceased will be released within a short period of time to […]

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Estate planning basics: know your rights… a reminder to heirs and members of retirement funds

The Pension Fund Adjudicator’s decision in the matter of Mahomed v Argus Provident Fund [2016] JOL 35406 (PFA) dealt with the allocation and distribution of a death benefit. The main issue in dispute was whether or not the intended payment of the benefit, in the form of the purchase of an annuity, was lawful and […]

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