Answers to your questions

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Can my employer withhold my provident fund for damages for which I am responsible?

The employer cannot withhold any provident fund benefits himself. He has to ask the provident fund for permission.

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My fiancé and I have been waiting for four months to get his visiting visa approved by the High Commission in Nigeria. What can we do?

South Africa's High Commission in Nigeria is over-burdened. You many have to engage the services of a lawyer.

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I live in my late father's RDP house. How do I transfer water and electricity bills to my name?

With the letter of authority, you can ask the municipality to transfer bills to your name

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How can I get Home Affairs to process my divorce quicker?

Home Affairs can only be compelled to act by a court order that finds the delay is unreasonable

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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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