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.

How do I know where I am on the housing list?

The trouble with the waiting list is that there is more than one and there are different systems for allocating houses.

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My boss swears at me and sent fake details to the labour department. We don't get holiday pay. What can I do about it?

Not registering you and sending fake details to the Department of Labour is a crime, as is not paying your annual leave or swearing at you.

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Is it possible to change a Child Support Grant from a biological parent to the step-mother?

The Child Support Grant is paid to the primary caregiver of a child.

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Can I apply for grants for my children if I have lost my job?

Yes, you can certainly apply for the Child Support Grant, as it exists to help support children when their parent is in need.

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My father passed away. Does SASSA still pay his grant for this month?

Yes, the full grant is paid for the month a person dies.

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I got my asylum in Durban. Can I go to another Refugee Reception Office to renew it?

Unfortunately, you cannot.

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Can my stepmother evict me without a court order?

Locking you out and throwing out your property is certainly against the law. No one is allowed to take the law into their own hands like that.

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CPUT student structures have to agree to the ideology of the SRC or face being being kicked off campus. Can the SRC do this?

The SRC has mistaken its mandate, which is to lead, represent and defend the student body according to the SRC Constitution, in favour of asserting its own ideological preferences.

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Can CPUT withhold a student's academic result while student debt is being paid off?

CPUT rules say exam results will be withheld if fees have not been paid by due date.

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How do I apply for a house?

Here are some numbers you could call to find out what happened to your application.

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