What to do when a person dies

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When a relative or someone close to you dies, there are a number of steps you must follow Get a death certificate. A document stating the person has died is completed by the undertaker, funeral parlour or doctor. This is taken to the Department of Home Affairs, which issues a death certificate. The deceased estate must be reported to the Master’s Office. This is usually done by a person who has an interest in the estate, such as a beneficiary. The beneficiary appoints someone such as an attorney, accountant or […]
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67 Blankets for Mandela Day

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The lovely ladies from TAFTA On Ridge knitted and crocheted 14 beautiful blankets for the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day campaign . Well done ladies! All the blankets will eventually keep needy folk warm this winter. The 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day campaign began in December 2013 when  Zelda la Grange, late former President Nelson Mandela’s trusted assistant, presented philanthropist and ‘Arts Angel’, Carolyn Steyn, with a challenge: knit, sew or crochet 67 blankets! These blankets would then be distributed to those in need on Mandela Day. Carolyn […]
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Syndicates prey on pensioners

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[Src: Daily News 4 March by: NOSIPHO MNGOMA] Thousands of old age pensioners are falling victim to a “targeted attack” by syndicates making fraudulent deductions from grant beneficiaries’ accounts. The deductions for non-existent goods and services are leaving some of Durban’s most vulnerable people with little money to put food on the table. Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), contracted by the state to pay out old age pensions, child care and disability grants, said it had launched an internal investigation, but insisted the problem affected less than 27 000 or 0.5% of […]
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