Answers to your questions

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Can my employer withhold my provident fund to pay outstanding debts without my permission?

No, the provident fund can only withhold your money if you owe the employer money or have been convicted in a civil/criminal case

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My aunt wants to transfer my late grandmother's house to her child. How can we keep the house as a family house?

If your grandmother died without a will, her estate should be divided equally between her children.

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Can I re-apply for a child's grant now that my husband has walked out on us?

Yes, if you still qualify. You can also open a maintenance claim against your husband.

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The Labour Court still hasn't delivered judgment on my case that was heard six months ago. What can I do?

Lodge a complaint with the Office of the Chief Justice.

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I changed my mind about selling my house and now I am being sued. What can I do?

Legally, the seller can cancel the sales agreement only if a cancellation clause was included in the sales agreement.

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Can I get an RDP house even though my late grandfather received one?

Unless you inherited his house, it shouldn't disqualify you from owning your own RDP house.

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How can I renew my asylum seeker status online?

Email the refugee reception office where your last extension was made.

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My uncle took everything when my dad died because my parents were in a customary marriage. Is that right?

It was until 2004 when the laws changed to allow women in customary marriages to inherit.

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Is it possible for Zimbabwean asylum seekers to apply for South African IDs during lockdown?

No, only South Africans can apply for SA identity documents. Here is how to renew your asylum permit online.

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I am unemployed and cannot afford to pay school fees. What can I do?

If you qualify, the school must exempt you from paying fees. If not, they need to inform you in writing.

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