Answers to your questions

Have a question you would like answered? Email us and we may answer it. The questions here are based on ones from our readers, with identifying information removed.

Can I get a government loan to buy a municipal house if I am unemployed but have some money saved?

Most banks want you to show proof of two years of continuous employment to qualify for a loan.

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Who can assist me to obtain a Permission to Occupy (PTO) certificate?

Your municipal manager ought to know, otherwise ask the MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development.

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What can be done about abusive treatment in the workplace?

You can report the matter to the CCMA.

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Can I be compensated for the money I spent on municipal services arrears of my late grandparents' house?

If you don't buy the house, your chances of recovering the money aren't very good.

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Why is it taking so long to transfer my Zimbabwean Exemption Permit to a new passport?

Home Affairs has been particularly inefficient since the Covid restrictions were implemented.

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Can I get my SRD grant money for months that I was unable to collect before?

You can collect payments from August 2021 to March 2022.

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Can I list my niece as a dependant on my RDP application?

Yes, if she relies on you for financial support.

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Why is my wife getting a portion of my pension if we are married out of community of property?

If you were married before 1 November 1984, she can apply for redistribution of assets.

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I am disabled and my house is crumbling. What can I do?

The municipality should help you, but you may have better luck contacting a humanitarian organisation.

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Why does the online Housing Subsidy Portal say that my ID is not found even though I applied in 2015?

It could mean that the application was withdrawn by the municipality.

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