Domestic Violence

Source: A simple guide to South African Family Law by Nthabiseng Monareng What is domestic violence? Domestic violence is the term used when a person in a household abuses another person with whom he or she is living. It occurs between people who are in a relationship with each other. These relationships include married couples,… Continue Reading

Are You Being Abused?

You can apply for a Protection Order which can protect you from further abuse. How are you being abused? Physical abuse: pushing, slapping, punching, kicking, burning, biting, stabbing. Verbal abuse: putting you down, name- calling, yelling, and belittling you. Sexual abuse: having sex with you against your will, making you do sexual things you don’t… Continue Reading

Domestic violence destroys our society

The Domestic Violence Act impacts positively on families who are affected by violence. Divorce With due acknowledgement to the Law Society of South Africa HEAL OUR FAMILIES, HEAL OUR NATION Domestic violence is a social evil. It impacts negatively on the daily lives of the victims. Families plagued by domestic violence are dysfunctional and individual members… Continue Reading

The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998

The objective of the Act is to provide an effective legal procedure for victims of domestic violence and to facilitate a cheap procedure that can be followed in the magistrate’s court The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998   Legislation that is specifically aimed at legal protection against domestic violence is the Domestic Violence Act,… Continue Reading

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