Answers to your questions

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Why did SARS freeze my money?

You may owe them money, but they should have done their due diligence to notify you first.

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Does a wife have to share her pension money with her husband if he did not share his with her?

Possibly, but she should definitely get legal advice.

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Can my uncle claim my late father's assets if there is no will but my parents were married in community of property?

No, the Intestate Succession Act of 1987 would apply if there is no will.

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Can I claim UIF if my WCA has been approved but not paid out?

If your WCA claim was still being assessed, then yes. But it is unclear whether you can apply for UIF now.

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Is it legal for law enforcement agencies to confiscate my building materials after demolishing my shack?

No, it is not legal.

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Can a fiancé claim from their deceased partner's estate?

Unless they were named as a beneficiary in the deceased's will, unfortunately not.

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Can I remarry after separating from the woman for whom I paid lobola?

You can only remarry if you get divorced, or if she and the court agree to you taking a second wife.

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Will an immigrant with expired documents be arrested if they go to Home Affairs?

They might. It would be best to contact an organisation that specialises in immigration matters.

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Do I have to wait for the LPC to resolve my case before I can reclaim the money I was defrauded of?

Yes, because the investigation will determine how much money is owed to you.

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Can I claim my late father's house after 18 years?

Yes, the procedure is the same regardless of when he passed.

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