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BTW3300 - South African administration of deceased and insolvent estates

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Ms Jeanne Nel and Ms Nazreen Shaik-Peremanov


South Africa First semester 2007 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2007 (Day)


An introduction to the principles of estate duty and planning. An examination of the administration of deceased estates and insolvent estates including the following: Principles of testate and intestate succession, role of the Master of the High Court, executor's role and the executor's account, application for sequestration and acts of insolvency, consequences of sequestration, role of the trustee, trustee's accounts, preferential creditors, encumbered assets, contribution, claim withdrawal, composition, insolvent deceased estates and partnerships, grounds for and methods of winding-up companies and close corporations, judicial management and rehabilitation.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Two written assignments (up to 1,500 words each): 15% each
Examination (3 hours, open book): 70%

Contact hours

2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week


BTW1201 and BTW2201