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The principal aim of this unit is to provide students with the theoretical underpinnings and the procedure attached to the administration of deceased estates and wills in South African law. It introduces the principles of testate and intestate succession, the content of wills, the purpose of trusts, the Master and the executor’s role. The executor’s account and estate duty, tutors, curators and guardians fund.
Within semester assessment: 40%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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