Answers to your questions

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Who inherits my deceased husband’s house when his mother was made the beneficiary at the municipal office?

You may need legal help. Here is why.

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How can I claim my provident fund if my former employer refuses to give me the withdrawal form?

Your employer legally has to sign your withdrawal notification.

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Will Home Affairs extend my Retired Person’s Visa now that I am living with HIV?

You shouldn't be discriminated against because of your HIV status.

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I'm a reserve force member in the South African National Defence Force. Do I qualify for provident funds?

There is no pension or provident fund that applies to reserve force members.

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How can former miners access unpaid benefits?

Here is how silicosis claimants can access unpaid benefits.

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How can I apply for birth certificates for my children if I am Zimbabwean and not married to the South African father?

Applying for birth certificates can be complicated. You may need help.

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How can I check if there are any disputes involving the property I am buying and is a letter of executorship enough proof of ownership?

A letter of executorship is not enough proof on its own.

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I received an RDP house in 2008 but I could not occupy due to illegal invaders. Now the municipality is claiming unpaid rates from me. What can I do?

You need a lawyer to help resolve this situation

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I am in a same-sex marriage, and Home Affairs has denied my application to change my surname to my spouse's. Is this legal?

Home Affairs is wrong, but it is complicated.

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My sister's ID has the wrong birth date, how can this be corrected?

Here's how to fix an error on an ID document.

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