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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
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.
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.
What are the risks involved in the informal buying of an RDP house, and how can I ensure that the house is correctly registered and transferred?
You will need the title deed and a conveyancing attorney to make mitigate the risk.
Is my sister the only one allowed to benefit from my father's inheritance?
Yes, if she is the sole beneficiary of your father's will.
How can I transfer an RDP house into my child’s name, when I have a letter of authority?
You need to make sure the title deed is in your child's name.
Why is SASSA demanding my late husband's death certificate when he died twenty years ago?
SASSA needs proof, but Home Affairs should help you.
Can my mother get UIF and SASSA pensions at the same time?
Yes, but that might not be in your mother's best interests.
My mother used to work at large company but was dismissed decades ago. Can she claim a pension from them?
To begin with, you will need to check if your mother's benefits are in an unclaimed benefit fund.
The house where my mother has lived for ten years seems to have been sold. What happens now?
The new owners have to follow proper procedures.