Answers to your questions

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Can I sell my RDP house if I don't have the title deed?

To sell your RDP house, you must have the title deed and must have lived in it for eight years

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Is the RDP application process the same in Gauteng as the rest of the country?

No, you apply in the same way for an RDP house wherever you live

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My late mother was registered for an RDP house. Do her children have a claim to this house?

No, you can’t take up anyone’s place on the waiting list when they pass away

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My boyfriend accuses me of infecting him with HIV. Can I go to prison?

No, you can not go to prison for transmitting HIV to someone.

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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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