FAMILY ADVOCATE

Who pays the Family Advocate? The Family Advocate is a legal officer employed by the Department of Justice and acts as legal representative of the children, accordingly, the services of the Family Advocate are rendered free of charge. What does the family advocate do? The...

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HARASSMENT

The Protection from Harassment Act (Act 17 of 2011) came into effect on 27th April 2013 to address harassment and stalking behaviours which violate Constitutional provisions of right to privacy and dignity of individual persons. The Act provides for inexpensive civil remedy to protect...

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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;Stalking;Entry into a person's property without their consent;Any other abusive or controlling behaviour...

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MAINTENANCE

Maintenance is the legal obligation to provide another person, for example a minor, with housing, food, clothing, education and medical care, or with the means that are necessary for providing the person with these essentials. This legal obligation falls unto, both the biological parents,...

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