Answers to your questions

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What can I do if I can't get a SASSA grant because of my spouse's income but they don't look after me?

You can call a family meeting or approach an organisation that helps families having marital problems.

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What can I do if my ex employer has refused to give me my UI-19 form for five years?

You can report them to the Department of Labour.

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Is my son's school being fair for notifying me of my child's disciplinary hearing four days ahead of time?

According to the Schools Act, a written notice of a disciplinary hearing must be given. Therefore, it seems that the written notice was not unfair.

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Can I apply for a SPLUMA certificate now in case I later decide to sell my property?

Unless your property constitutes a "new erf" or land development, you won't need a SPLUMA certificate.

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What do I do if my deceased father sold his property but there was no title deed transfer?

If the buyer can prove that he paid the amount agreed between him and your late father then he can demand that the sellerโ€™s obligation, which is to deliver the property, is fulfilled,

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How can a permanent resident's child born under the amended citizenship laws become legalised?

The child will have to apply for temporary visas to be legal, and apply for citizenship when they are 18 if they have only lived in South Africa.

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Was my mother's dismissal from work fair according to the Labour Law and is the employer going to pay my mother's salary?

On the face of it, it would certainly seem so but the actual decision of whether it was an unfair dismissal under labour law must be taken by the CCMA.

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What do I do if the municipality refuses to comply with a court order against them?

The best way would be seek to seek legal advice about how to enforce the court order.

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How can I get an interview for a birth certificate at Home Affairs?

You can phone their hotline but you will probably have better luck if you get help from a non-government organisation.

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How can we trust that the Post Office will pay our Voluntary Severance Packages if they mismanaged our pensions and UIF?

You cannot claim UIF if you take a Voluntary Severance Package. You need legal advice.

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