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There are several different ways of buying municipal land.
You could take your mother to Legal Aid and ask them to approach the court for a declaratory order that your mother is the legal owner of the house.
it may be best to contact the Cape Town Deeds office, but because you have to visit the office in person, you may prefer to go to the Deeds Office in King Williamstown.
The new owners cannot evict you without a court order. You are covered by the Extension of Security of Tenure Act of 1997.
It is a complicated question but this may be a person's best chance to own a property.
You can seek a court order which forces the owner to turn the electricity back on. He can't evict you without a court order.
The Constitution states that no one can be evicted without a court order.
Unfortunately, this is a common story in Cape Town, and there has been a lot of anger and protests about it recently.
It is worth having a credit check done. You may still qualify for a bank loan even with a bad credit record.
The Deeds Office is responsible for registration and management of title deeds.