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Electronic wills in South Africa

Citation: Snail, Sizwe and Hall, Nicholas (2010) Electronic wills in South Africa. Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review, 7 .

Sizwe Snail and Nicholas Hall set out the provisions for wills in South Africa, including the provisions of the Electronic Communication Transaction Act that expressly exclude a data message as a method of executing a valid will. They then consider the case of Macdonald v The Master, in which the court held that a draft will in the form of an electronically stored document which was stored on a computer hard-disk, can be condoned in terms of the Wills Act.

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