In some international jurisdictions (such as New South Wales, Australia, and in some states in the United States of America) the issue of video wills has come before their courts and some rulings have held that in certain situations and provided specific requirements are met, video wills may be accepted as a valid last will of a deceased person. It therefore appears that international jurisdictions are gradually adapting, their courts navigating the interaction between law and technology.

The importance of having a written and validly executed will remains paramount in South Africa, notwithstanding the possibility that video wills may be approved by courts in times to come.

Contact STBB estates@stbb.co.za for assistance to draft your will.

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