Answers to your questions

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The state is holding the biggest armed forces night shoot in 15 years in False Bay. Can it be stopped?

To hold the authorities to account, you have to be organised, so that they understand that there will be consequences for not consulting the community in future.

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My house's sale of execution and money judgment were heard on different dates. What can I do?

The courts ruled in 2018 that banks must bring both the money judgement as well as the application for a sale in execution on the same date.

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My child's school handed me over to a debt collector. What can I do?

The school does have a right to hand over unpaid fees to debt collectors if a parent has not applied for a fee exemption.

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I believe a CCMA arbitrator was biased against me. What can I do?

You do not have the right to appeal a decision of the arbitrator, but you can take the arbitrator to the Labour Court for misconduct.

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I am a transman. Please can you provide information on transitioning?

After a person turns 18, they can begin the process of transitioning.

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We work long hours and below minimum wage. What can we do?

You cannot be dismissed for insisting on your rights under the law.

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What can I do about every school in my area rejecting my disabled child?

It is every child’s right to be placed in a school, but the Department of Education cannot force a school to accept a child.

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Am I responsible for the school fees of a child I look after but is not mine?

You are in the clear as regards the responsibility for paying.

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Can a school blacklist you for not paying school fees?

A school can blacklist you with a credit bureau if you have not applied for fee exemption and have not paid outstanding fees.

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