oa De Rebus - Freedom of testation - can a person disinherit a spouse? : feature

Volume 2013, Issue 536
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



One of the cornerstones of the law of succession in South Africa is the principle of freedom of testation. One of the ideas behind it is that the testator wishes to distribute the assets he or she collected in life to his or her surviving family members in order to care for them and ensure that they are provided for after his or her death. But freedom of testation goes beyond that - these assets can be distributed to whosoever the testator wishes.

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