Answers to your questions

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How can my mother get my late father's COID payment?

You can contact the Western Cape government or get some legal advice.

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Can NSFAS approve my application if I'm getting the SRD?

You need to contact NSFAS

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How long after getting a paid membership certificate will my provident be paid?

Check with your employer and the fund administrators

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My late father, a police captain, never recognised me as his daughter. Can I claim anything from his estate?

You could ask the GEPF and see if there is any way in which you could be included as a beneficiary.

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How can I apply for a business permit or permanent residence, and how can I register my business?

You can apply for permanent residence on other grounds, like business. The process is described below.

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What housing options are available to me if I earn over R3,500 a month and am blacklisted?

Although there are other housing programmes you are eligible for, you would need to settle your debts first.

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My late ex-husband remarried and had children. Who will inherit our RDP house?

Since you were married in community of property, you inherited the house when your ex-husband passed away. You can do what you want with it.

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How can I get SASSA to give me my late mother's last payout without her burial papers?

Go to the funeral parlour and ask for a copy of your invoice or receipt.

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What can I do about the unfair treatment by my landlord?

The Rental Housing Tribunal hears and resolves disputes between landlords and tenants.

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What is the difference between GEPF estate maintenance and child pension?

Child pension is for the deceased member's children, while death benefits include other beneficiaries

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