A bequest
Is a serious matter that should not be entered into without understanding all of the factors involved. For this reason the South Africa National Tuberculosis Association (SANTA) has compiled this leaflet for your assistance and clarification. And should there be anything else you wish to know, we invite you, without obligation, to contact our bequest officer at SANTA Head Office or speak to your legal advisor.

Your Last Will and Testament
Everyone over the age of 18 should make a Will so as to be sure your wishes regarding the disposal of your assets after your death are respected. Even if you own only items of sentimental value, a Will is still essential and the only relevant, legally-binding document.

What if I don’t make a Will?
If you should die ‘intestate’, that is without making a Will, everything you own – your estate – may be distributed by the state. You could be surprised to find this is not what you expect, or in fact, what you want.

What is a bequest?
A bequest is your instruction in your Will to give a portion of, or your entire estate, to a specific beneficiary (or beneficiaries) after your death. The bequest could be immovable property, moveable assets, an investment, an insurance policy, a cash sum, or a percentage of your estate. You can also bequeath the “residue” of your estate; that is whatever’s left after all other bequests have been made.

A Bequest to SANTA
As South Africa’s leading organisation fighting cancer, we believe we are well-known to you as a worthy beneficiary of your extraordinary generosity and trust. We’d be privileged and honoured to receive a bequest from you. You can of course designate to any area of our work where you’d prefer us to use your bequest.

Please tell us…
If you should make the decision to leave a bequest to SANTA in your Will, you’ll become a valued member of our team. More than anything, we want to thank you, in advance, for your exceptional generosity and thoughtfulness and show our appreciation for your trust and support. You may perhaps prefer to discuss in person how you would like us to use your bequest when the time comes. There are many opportunities and no bequest is too small to be of great value!