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You can approach the Housing Tribunal and ask that your former landlord be stopped from giving bad references.
In Cape Town, you can contact the department at 080 065 6463 and they can direct you further.
Before giving an eviction order a court must balance your interests against the bank’s, and decide if selling the house is the best option, or if alternatives can be found to settle the debt.
You can apply online.
Disabled people are supposed to be given priority for RDP houses and the houses are also supposed to be adapted to their needs.
The landlord must follow the steps in the Prevention of Illegal Eviction Act.
Your municipality must provide emergency housing which is dignified and with access to services.
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.
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.