Answers to your questions

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How do I apply for a Breaking New Ground (BNG) house?

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Should I wait for my unemployment insurance to finish paying out before applying for an old age pension?

Yes, you should probably get all your unemployment insurance payments before applying for an old age pension.

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Can my landlord increase the rent twice in four months?

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Can my mother sell my late father's house though it is not in her name?

If the house was in your father's name, here are some things you can do.

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How do I transfer ownership of an RDP house?

The first thing to check is that there is a title deed for the house.

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I resigned my job months ago but I still haven't received my provident fund payout. What can I do?

If you belong to a bargaining council fund it can take up to six months.

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My dad passed away. How do I change the title deed of his house to my name?

Documents that you would probably need would include the title deed, your father’s will, his ID number and death certificate, plus a copy of your own ID.

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I bought an RDP house but the previous owner never gave me a title deed and he's disappeared. How do I get a title deed?

You would need to go in person to the Deeds Office with the erf number of the plot and the full name and/or ID number of the previous owner.

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Can I be refused a spousal visa to South Africa because I am HIV-positive?

No, you should not be refused a visa because of your HIV-positive.

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My mother died and I went to withdraw her social grant for her final month. Can SASSA demand it back from me?

It depends on when your mother withdrew her grant.

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