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If the house was in your father's name, here are some things you can do.
The first thing to check is that there is a title deed for the house.
Documents that you would probably need would include the title deed, your father’s will, his ID number and death certificate, plus a copy of your own ID.
You would need to go in person to the Deeds Office with the erf number of the plot and the full name and/or ID number of the previous owner.
Here's a suggestion about what you could do.
The problem is that it is only the title deed that can prove that your father-in-law was the legal owner of the RDP house. The municipality should have his application though.
There are several different ways of buying municipal land.