Answers to your questions

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How do I claim my inheritance trust funds?

Go to the Master's office or magistrate's court with an application on form J251 and certified proof of the account holder's identity.

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Should I transfer the title deed of my late aunt's house from my name to her daughter-in-law's?

If you are the legal owner of the house, you do not need to transfer it to her. Maybe you can work out a setup that benefits you both.

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Can I use my grandfather's will (in which he left his estate to his sons) to transfer the title deed into my name?

You can get a copy of the title deed from the Deeds Office and have it transferred to your name by a conveyancing attorney.

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Can I claim the RDP house my deceased ex and I got together even if my name is not on the title deed?

It depends whether you were living in the house when he died, whether he was married and whether he wrote a will.

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Can I be kicked out of school for being 19 in Grade 11?

Being two years older than the average age of your grade isn't unusual. You can plead your case with the school or you can continue your education through ABET.

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How can people who cannot personally go to Home Affairs get their IDs?

You can make a sworn affidavit explaining his position and try to apply for it as his parent/guardian.

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Can I vote in the general elections if I do not have an ID?

Yes, but you will need a Temporary Identity Certificate from Home Affairs

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How does payment work if you have been medically boarded?

If you are registered with an insurance policy or provident fund that provides disability benefits, you can submit a claim for a monthly stipend.

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Can I get a visa in South Africa when I am customarily married to a South African citizen?

You can apply for a spousal visa on a visitorโ€™s visa from within South Africa, following a Constitutional Court ruling in June 2019.

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Who qualifies for free municipal water?

You need to register as indigent to receive free municipal services.

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