Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
7 minute read
13 Apr 2021
12:58 pm

The practical realities of death: Winding up a deceased estate

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

Once finalised, the executor must lodge the L&D account with the Master where it must lie for 15 days to allow for queries.

  Being unprepared for the practical realities of death can make the winding up of a loved one’s estate even more traumatic. The winding-up process can be lengthy, cumbersome, and bureaucratic – worsened recently by delays as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thankfully, all estates follow the same winding-up process which means that there is a large amount of consistency when it comes to estate administration. Generally speaking, the winding-up process follows this pattern: Report the death to home affairs In terms of the Births and Registration Act, a person’s death must be reported to the Department of Home...