Answers to your questions

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How can I apply for a business permit or permanent residence, and how can I register my business?

You can apply for permanent residence on other grounds, like business. The process is described below.

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What housing options are available to me if I earn over R3,500 a month and am blacklisted?

Although there are other housing programmes you are eligible for, you would need to settle your debts first.

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My late ex-husband remarried and had children. Who will inherit our RDP house?

Since you were married in community of property, you inherited the house when your ex-husband passed away. You can do what you want with it.

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How can I get SASSA to give me my late mother's last payout without her burial papers?

Go to the funeral parlour and ask for a copy of your invoice or receipt.

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What can I do about the unfair treatment by my landlord?

The Rental Housing Tribunal hears and resolves disputes between landlords and tenants.

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What is the difference between GEPF estate maintenance and child pension?

Child pension is for the deceased member's children, while death benefits include other beneficiaries

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What can we do to stop the late owner's sister from kicking my mom out of the RDP house she has been living in for over 20 years?

Ask the local municipal offices if they can help your mother to acquire title deeds after her 20-year occupation.

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How can I purchase a vacant plot that RDP houses are being built on?

Buying municipal land is a long complex process, involving several steps.

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Can SASSA reclaim grant money now that I earn more than the qualifying amount?

SASSA can demand repayment for the period that your income exceeded the qualifying amount.

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Can I get my late uncle's house, which his girlfriend had been living in with him, transferred to me, his niece?

If your uncle died without a will and his girlfriend is not on the RDP application, the law of intestate succession applies.

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