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What should I do if my child is taking drugs and getting mixed up with drug dealers?

There are different steps you can take depending on the drug(s) she uses.

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What should I do if my partner hid their HIV status from me?

Get an HIV test as soon as you can. You may want to get counselling as well, regardless of the result.

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If you were not compensated for a workplace injury a few years ago, can you claim money if it is still affecting you?

The Compensation Commissioner will not pay for claims that are made more than 12 months after the accident.

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I contracted Covid-19 and have received no support from my employer

You may want the CCMA to get involved.

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Are caregivers employees or independent contractors?

They are employees if you control when and how they work.

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Are there any free rehabilitation centres in Cape Town that take in heroin users?

There are two free government in-patient rehab centres in Cape Town. Other clinics may also be able to help.

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My boyfriend accuses me of infecting him with HIV. Can I go to prison?

No, you can not go to prison for transmitting HIV to someone.

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