Answers to your questions

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Can my wife’s employer refuse to retrench his staff during lockdown?

I don’t think your wife’s employer can be compelled to retrench his employees during the lockdown.

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Can my daughter, a dependent, be denied the right to live in the RDP house?

You could contact the office of the Human Settlements Ombudsman and tell them what has happened. The Ombudsman is the official who must assist to resolve disputes involving housing matters.

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What can I do to get Home Affairs in to unblock my ID?

Consider asking for assistance from an organisation like Lawyers for Human Rights, which has a Statelessness Unit that deals with problems like yours and has a lot of experience in dealing with DHA.

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Nedbank is putting my house on auction although I still pay them through a debt review court order. What can I do?

The debt review payments protect you from having your house repossessed. If you miss even one payment, the debt review ends.

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Was it legal for my grandfather to sell my father's RDP house and how can my mother claim the title deed?

It was almost certainly not legal. Here are some options for your mother.

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What costs are involved in inheriting my father’s house?

The executor, who is usually named in the will, is responsible for winding up the estate. Here are the costs involved in doing that.

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Can a wife inherit a letter of authority after her husband died, but while one of his brothers is still alive?

No, because his brother was nominated to have the letter of authority.

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Is it true that I can't receive UIF while receiving a permanent disability salary?

Yes, unfortunately this is true.

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How long does it take to finalise an application to buy municipal land and, once approved, must I pay the whole amount upfront?

It is a lengthy process to finalise the application to buy municipal land. Here is the process that has to be followed.

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Can I sell the RDP house I inherited from my late husband?

Yes, you should be able to sell the house if you apply to the Master of the High Court to approve the sale of the house.

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