top of page

What is Domestic Violence?

According to the Domestic Violence Act No. 116 of 1998 it is:

any form of abuse which includes physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or economic harassment

damage to property


entry into a person's property without their consent

any other abusive or controlling behaviour where such a conduct causes harm or may cause harm to your health, safety, or well being

If these forms of abuse are happening to you or to anyone you know, you can apply for a protection order. A domestic violence protection order is a document issued by the court which prevents the abuser from:

committing an act of domestic violence

enlisting the help of another person to commit any such act

entering a residence shared by the complainant and the respondent

entering a specified part of such a shared residence

entering the complainant’s residence

entering the complainant’s place of employment

preventing the complainant who ordinarily lives or lived in a shared residence from entering or remaining in the shared residence or a specified part of the shared residence or

committing any other act as specified in the protection order.


The Shackz

Emotional Support Line

WhatsApp Groups

083 651 3729


079 847 4709

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page