Department of Justice

More efficient maintenance courts needed

There are increased calls on national government to allocate adequate funding to allow for maintenance courts to function efficiently. This comes as South Africa marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism for women and children. A number of women picketed outside the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on Thursday calling[…]

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Philisa Abafazi Bethu empowers abused women

Many women who are caught in the web of social or domestic abuse will soon be empowered. The Philisa Abafazi Bethu (PAB) organization, which means “Heal our Women,” will be offering their services to the women of Ottery and surrounding areas. While women in all communities across the Cape Flats[…]

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No mercy for maintenance defaulters

Since the commencement of Operation Isondlo in April this year, authorities have paid out over R1,7 million to maintenance beneficiaries across the Western Cape. Spearheading the campaign, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development provincial head Advocate Hisham Mohamed said R1, 6 million in child support was paid from attaching[…]

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DoJ takes on sexual offences during 16 Days of Activism

The Western Cape Department of Justice (DoJ) aims to bring about greater awareness to the issue of sexual assault, by promoting the reintroduction of special courts that solely address such sexual offences. The move, in line with the 16 Days of Activism for violence against women and children, comes amidst[…]

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Free legal advice by DoJ

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ) has sought to tackle high incidents of discrimination and hate speech by raising awareness on the 46 equality courts currently in the Western Cape. With the right to equality firmly enshrined in the South African constitution, the department’s regional head Adv. Hishaam[…]

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