Leave a Legacy

Why should I leave a bequest?

By leaving a bequest, you leave a living legacy. For many years now WWF South Africa has been committed to conserving South Africa’s beautiful natural heritage and endangered species. We have many wonderful success stories which include purchasing vast amounts of land to set aside for conservation and helping bring back the worlds population of black rhino from the brink of extinction.

How do I make a bequest?

If you already have a will it is easy to add a section called a codicil which names WWF South Africa as a beneficiary. A codicil is prepared and signed just like a will and can add a specific bequest.

Your bequest can take several forms, for example:  

  • The balance of your estate after caring for your family and friends
  • A specific portion of the balance of your estate
  • A specific amount of money
  • An individual item that has value, such as shares or land 

When drafting your will or adding a codicil, we recommend the following wording:

I (name) bequeath (the residue of my estate, or percentage of my estate, or a certain amount, etc.) to WWF South Africa, the conservation organisation, registration no 003-226NPO, and main place of business at Boundary Terraces, Bridge House 1st Floor, Mariendahl Lane, Newlands, 7700, to be used at the sole discretion of WWF South Africa for the work of the said Organisation in South Africa. 


Please let us know!

Once you have drawn up your bequest please inform us that you have benefited WWF South Africa in your will. We would greatly appreciate it as having this information helps us to plan for the future.

You may contact us direct on +27 (0)21 657 6600 or e-mail Denise Samson on dsamson@wwf.org.za or fax us on +27 (0)86 535 9433.
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Conserving our grasslands
© Angus Burns

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WWF South Africa Legacy Brochure
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Please contact us for more information

  • Denise Samson

    Special Donor Co-ordinator

    WWF South Africa,

Did you know?

  • A bequest to WWF is exempt from estate duty.