Avoid uncertainty and make your final say while you can
By Selina Rapulane 14 December 2021
The VUT Legal Science students assisting the community in explaining and drafting of the wills
On Monday, 29 November till Friday 03 December, The Vaal University of Technology Law Clinic had a WILLS Week event hosted at the VUT Technology Transfer and Innovation, in Sebokeng, where wills were drafted at no cost to the Southern Gauteng community.
This important initiative was facilitated by Ms Dimakatso Dhlamini: Principal Attorney, Jacqueline Dube: Administrator, Chris Mahumane: Paralegal, and Mr Frans Fouche: Director of Legal Services.
“We have this wills week to make people aware of the importance of having wills. There’s a huge number of people in Sebokeng, or you can mention any area in the Vaal Triangle Area and I will tell you from my practicing experience, that people don’t have wills”, said Mr Fouche.
The Wills week is the first project by the VUT law clinic, and its intention was to assist the members of the Sebokeng community with drafting of wills free of charge. The community showed interest and came throughout the week to be assisted.
The VUT Legal Science students also participated and assisted the law clinic staff with aiding the community in explaining and drafting of the wills. The VUT staff also showed interest and came to be assisted with drafting of their Wills.
This initiative did not only bring the awareness and importance of wills to the community, it also assisted the VUT staff in ensuring that they take the decision to have their assets and personal possessions divided up amongst their nominated beneficiaries.
Ms Dhlamini stated that, “the project was a success, people came in numbers and supported the project. The law clinic appreciates the help and support from the Legal Science students, VUT staff and the community of Sebokeng.