oa News and Views for Magistrates - Protecting the vulnerable from 'property grabbing' : the reality of intestate inheritance

Volume 2006, Issue 07
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Extracted from text ... NEWS & VIEWS FOR MAGISTRATES NEWS & VIEWS FOR MAGISTRATES NEWS & VIEWS FOR MAGISTRATES 3 W ith the impact of HIV/ AIDS, the already high death rate in South Africa has soared, leaving behind highly vulnerable orphans and widows. Research and anecdotal information suggests that such groups are often unable to protect their inheritance interest. Weakened from the disease and from poverty, they are frequently unaware of their legal entitlements. Thus, those who are entitled to inherit often do not do so, and may be victims of 'property grabbing'. Such seizures may take many forms, from a relative moving ..

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