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You will need help from your mother-in-law if the title deed is still in her name
They can go to the Master of the High Court to ask for a letter giving the bank permission to release the funds.
You need to try to find the missing beneficiary, otherwise they can come back to claim the house.
Your uncle and your deceased father get equal shares. Your father's share is divided between his surviving children.
It may be very difficult, if not impossible, to reclaim the house after such a long time, especially if the municipality awarded it to someone else.
If the title deed of the house is in your husband's name, you each own 50% of the house. If one dies, the other inherits their share.
If he died without a will, the Intestate Succession Act applies. You may need legal help.
Ask a social worker if the family can be assisted to have access to your grandmother and check that she is alright.
You could ask the GEPF and see if there is any way in which you could be included as a beneficiary.