Answers to your questions

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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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How can Zimbabwean domestic workers stay in South Africa?

It will be difficult. as they may not qualify for other visas in the Immigration Act.

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Do I have to attach my provident fund to the child maintenance that I pay?

Yes, but only if you have no other means to continue paying maintenance.

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Why can't spouses married under Muslim rites claim deceased funds?

Marriages under Muslim rites are not yet legally recognised in South Africa.

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How do I apply for Adult Basic Education Training (ABET) if I don't have my report?

You can make an affidavit explaining your circumstances and ask your old school for a copy.

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Can prisoners claim UIF and provident funds from prison?

Prisoners may claim from the provident fund but not the UIF.

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Can I get a South African ID if my mother was Zimbabwean but I have a South African birth certificate?

Yes, if Home Affairs accepts the ID number on your birth certificate.

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