Answers to your questions

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How can undocumented Malawians register the birth of their baby?

There are several organisations to consult as to the best way forward.

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What can I do about the unfair allocation of RDP houses to people in Somerset West?

You could ask the MEC for Human Settlements to review your application.

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I am unemployed and cannot pay my rent. What do I do?

An eviction order granted under Level 2 lockdown can only be carried out after the national state of disaster.

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How can I apply for my late husband's UIF benefits?

You will need to visit the Labour Centre.

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How can I apply for the late registration of a birth certificate?

It depends during which stage of lockdown the baby was born.

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Is it possible to apply for an RDP house online instead of going to the housing office?

Unless you live in the Western Cape, it is likely you still have to go to the housing office in person.

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How can I register my baby's birth when my husband's entry visa expired?

If his visa expired before lockdown, you may need to get legal assistance.

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I get an error reading when I check my RDP application on the housing website. What can I do?

You can go to the municipal office where you made your application.

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I applied for an RDP house in 2005 and still haven't received one. What are my options?

You can contact the Housing Enquiries Hotline or approach your municipality.

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Can someone be given an RDP house if the dependent is registered for two RDP houses?

It is illegal for a family to own more than one RDP house.

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