Roadblocks to target maintenance defaulters during 16 Days

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJCD) has once again partnered with the South African Police Services, Master’s Office and Community Safety for their Isondlo Operation in line with the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. At the launch on Thursday, the department’s Advocate[…]

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Maintenence defaulters: no place to hide

Around six women from different areas on the cape flats, financially crippled by their ex-husbands who failed to pay maintenance for decades, received cheques from R200 to R180 000 on Wednesday. The hand-over was conducted during a briefing session by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJCD) to the[…]

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Maintenance non-payers to be blacklisted

Maintenance defaulters may soon be at risk of credit blacklisting after MPs within the Justice Portfolio Committee adopted several new amendments to the Maintenance Act this week. Should the bill acquire approval from the National Assembly, defaulters may see their informational passed onto credit suppliers for blacklisting. The move is[…]

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DoJ to intensify campaign against defaulters

Ahead of the annual 16 Days of Activism for violence against women and children, the Department of Justice is intensifying awareness around its Operation Isondlo. The campaign seeks to tackle maintenance defaulters, by enforcing stricter regulations that ensure individuals are unable to forgo their financial and parental obligations. Department regional[…]

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