Answers to your questions

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My previous landlord doesn't want to give me back my money and now he has blocked me. What should I do?

You can lay a complaint at the Rental Housing Tribunal.

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My asylum seeker permit expired and now I don't qualify for UIF. What can I do?

Your permit is still considered valid if it expired on or after 15 March.

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How should matric 2020 learners without IDs apply to tertiary education institutions?

You can still apply for a temporary ID at Home Affairs.

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I cannot afford conveyancing fees to transfer a property into my name. What can I do?

You can approach a pro bono legal organisation for help.

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What does the law says about minors who cannot pay outstanding municipal debt on an RDP house?

The children qualify as an indigent household.

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How can I renew my asylum seeker permit which will expire soon?

Home Affairs offices are not currently renewing any permits.

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Can I change my Relative Permit to a Quota Permit so that I can apply for a Permanent Residence Permit?

The Quota Permit no longer exists, but you can apply for a Spousal Permit.

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Our neighbours say that the land we live on is theirs. What can we do?

You can ask a community organisation for help to come to an agreement with your neighbours.

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My younger brother wants to put me out of my late father’s RDP house. How can we resolve this?

It depends on who inherited the house.

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Is it possible for an RDP house to change ownership without the signed permission of the person who was named the dependent?

You should first find out whether the title deeds were issued in your mother's name.

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