Have a question you would like answered? Email us and we may answer it. The questions here are based on ones from our readers, with identifying information removed.
It is a complicated question but this may be a person's best chance to own a property.
You can seek a court order which forces the owner to turn the electricity back on. He can't evict you without a court order.
The Constitution states that no one can be evicted without a court order.
No, Home Affairs may not refuse an application for a marriage certificate for a same sex marriage.
One option is to lodge a complaint on hellopeter.com
The Refugees Act says that if you have “just cause” for not renewing your permit in time, you may not pay a fine or be imprisoned.
You may be able to get a Social Relief of Distress Grant in the event of a crisis or disaster.
Unfortunately, this is a common story in Cape Town, and there has been a lot of anger and protests about it recently.
Yes, you can apply for a spousal visa.
The answers to your questions are far from clear and we recommend contacting an organisation like Lawyers for Human Rights