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Justice Department urges members of the public to make use of National Wills Week

17 September 2017

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development calls on members of the public to participate in National Wills Week initiatives which aim to educate members of the public about the importance of drafting a Will and to support them by drafting free Wills during this period. 

During the week, which runs from 18 to 22 September 2017, the Department will set up help desks in various communities to access these services. The Masters of the High Courts in all provinces, various law firms and private practice attorneys will also volunteer their services at no cost.

The initiative is a joint venture of the six constituent members of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) (the Cape Law Society, the Law Society of the Free State, the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society, the Law Society of the Northern Provinces, Legal Aid SA, the Black Lawyers Association and the National Association of Democratic Lawyers). The department views the participation of the legal fraternity in National Wills Week as a demonstration of the collective commitment to empower communities to exercise their constitutional rights.

Master of the High Court can be reached on the following contact details:

MOHC Durban:                    031 327 0602
MOHC Pietermaritzburg:    033 264 7013
MOHC Polokwane:              015 230 6000
MOHC Kimberley:                053 831 1943
MOHC Grahamstown:         046 603 4003
MOHC Cape Town:             021 832 3015
MOHC Port Elizabeth:         041 403 5115
MOHC Bisho:                       040 608 6604
MOHC Bloemfontein:          051 411 5527
MOHC Pretoria:                    012 339 7922
MOHC Mthatha:                   047 531 2120
MOHC Mafikeng:                 018 381 1129
MOHC Thohoyandou:        015 962 1027
MOHC Johannesburg:       011 429 8125
MOHC Nelspruit:                  013 752 2755

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
Mthunzi Mhaga
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services