How can I get compensation if I was wrongfully arrested?

The short answer There are a few ways you can do this, but it must be within three years of the arrest. The whole question Dear Athalie My friends and I were wrongfully arrested by SAPS and detained for four months in 2018. I have the charge sheet and all the details, but I don't know how or where to submit a complaint...

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Echoes of District Six evictions in case before the Constitutional Court

Judges question City of Cape Town about eviction of Bromwell Street tenants By Masego Mafata The City of Cape Town appeared before the Constitutional Court on Tuesday in a case concerning the eviction of tenants from Bromwell Street, Woodstock. Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga asked the City whether the planned eviction resembled the forced removals from District Six during apartheid. Ndifuna Ukwazi, on...

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SCA dismisses bid to appeal Zim permits ruling

Minister Motsoaledi wanted leave to appeal a ruling that declared the termination of the Zimbabwean permit programme unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid By Tania Broughton The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed a bid by the Minister of Home Affairs to appeal a ruling that the termination of the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit programme was unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid. The court ruled there...

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Will the government compensate me for my chronic illness from when I was diagnosed?

The short answer No, if your application for a disability grant is approved, you will only be paid from the day you applied. The whole question Dear Athalie I was diagnosed with a chronic mental illness while I was studying. I can't work properly but I am currently employed. If I apply for a disability grant, will I get paid from the date...

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My name was linked to an RDP house and now I can’t apply for my own. What can I do?

The short answer You first need to find out how your name was linked to an RDP house before you can apply. The long answer I have a number of questions: How was your name linked? Were you named as a dependent in your parents’ application? Did you apply together with a partner who got the house but you did not benefit? When...

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