domestic violence

3 new laws planned for South Africa: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has detailed three ‘key bills’ which aim to tackle the country’s problem of gender-based violence and other violent crimes. Writing in his weekly open letter to the public, Ramaphosa said that the three amendment bills are designed to fill the gaps that allow some perpetrators of these[…]

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Third parties can lay assault charges, with condition

A third party is legally entitled to lay an assault charge on behalf of a victim, depending on the circumstances and context. That’s according to criminal law expert James Grant, as he unpacked the legalities around the Domestic Violence Act. Grant was responding to the public outcry around the alleged[…]

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Concern raised over elder abuse

Authorities say the levels of domestic violence and abuse against the elderly is unacceptably high in South Africa. Wednesday 15th June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, as elder abuse is not a priority on a very long list of social ills. The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children[…]

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DA mayor accused of domestic violence

A DA mayor in the Western Cape has been accused of domestic violence after he allegedly assaulted his wife during an argument. Police spokesman Captain Malcolm Pojie confirmed that a domestic violence case had been opened at a local police station on Monday night following an altercation at the complainant’s[…]

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Social work becoming increasingly challenging

Social work is a profession that is dedicated to the pursuit of social justice and the well-being of oppressed and marginalized individuals and communities. However there are many challenges that social workers face as a result of trying to conduct their work and bring improvement to the lives of others.[…]

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