Why a selfie-video or voice recording can’t be a valid will
You can make a will on your digital device but it must be ‘hard-signed’ according to the Wills Act
Questions such as why wills in SA still have to be hard-copy documents and why can’t I simply take a selfie-video or make a voice recording in which I set out who inherits my assets after my death are becoming more common.
Electronic devices, such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and smartwatches have changed the way we interact with and store our information. Hard-copy documents are rapidly going out of fashion and the Covid-19 lockdown has accelerated this trend...