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Are my sister and I eligible for a portion of our late mother's GEPF?
The best thing to do is to contact the GEPF directly.
I have not received my Provident Fund payout after 10 months. What should I do?
How can I get Home Affairs to change my marital status?
You may need legal assistance to speed up the process.
Why does my RDP application status say “withdrawn by applicant”?
The municipality must have the agreement of the person concerned to withdraw the application.
What can I do to prevent my father from selling a property in which my sister has been living for years?
The only legal way the deeds can be transferred is if your sister buys or inherits the house.
What I can do if I owe SARS money but am now unemployed?
You can contact SARS and ask them to assist you.
How can I get my ID when Home Affairs can't find my birth certificate in the system?
You can apply for a birth certificate in a late registration of birth application.
My grandfather may have received an RDP house. What should we do?
You can phone the Housing Enquiries Hotline and find out what happened to his RDP application.
How can undocumented Malawians register the birth of their baby?
There are several organisations to consult as to the best way forward.
What can I do about the unfair allocation of RDP houses to people in Somerset West?
You could ask the MEC for Human Settlements to review your application.