Support for victims of sexual offences, 16 Days Newspaper Inset, Dec 2015
Information on the types of sexual crimes (offences), who can be a victim of a sexual crime, quick facts, services offred by the new model for Sexual Offences Courts and steps to follow if you are a victim of a sexual offence.
PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN FROM CYBER BULLYING AND SEXTING, 2015 Cyber Bullying and Sexting are two of the new concepts that are affecting many young children and learners. The sharing of explicit content, nude/semi-nude photographs, videos and messages portraying sexual behaviour has become a popular trend amongst youth.
Protecting our Children: The Child Justice Act, 2008 (Act 75 of 2008) establishes a criminal justice system for children in conflict with the law that expands and entrenches the principles of restorative justice, while ensuring their responsibility and accountability for crimes committed. February 2015
New Acts related to GBV signed into law, 28 Jan 2022
President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law legislation aimed at strengthening efforts to end gender-based violence, with a victim-centred focus on combating this dehumanising pandemic.
The President has assented to the Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Act 12 of 2021, the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Act 13 of 2021 and the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 14 of 2021.
Maintenance defaulters, be warned! A new tracking system is on the cards, 24 Feb 2021
A stern warning to those parents who do not honour their obligation of paying child maintenance: there will be no place to hide. This is as a result of a new system, recently introduced by the Department, to track down maintenance defaulters from their unbecoming behaviour.
Maintenance: A key ingredient for raising children, Nov 2016
THE END FOR NYAOPE! May 2014
Nyaope is a popular drug in townships. It consists of a mixture of either heroin or dagga to which other harmful substances can be added. Both heroin and dagga are listed as undesirable dependence-producing substances in the Drugs Act.
Two Decades of Dignified Justice Services, May 2014
Since the dawn of democracy, great strides have been made in bringing justice to all people of South Africa.
For decades, the majority of people in South Africa were excluded from accessing justice services due to
many factors amongst which included lack of infrastructure, access to legal assistance and legislation
which regulated their movement and existence.
Celebrating Women in Justice:
The Department joined the country in celebrating women’s month and pay tribute to more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. In line with women’s month theme, the department honours and recognises the contribution of women in leadership and the promotion of access to justice. Aug 2013
Maintenance made easier - Do you intend to apply for maintenance? The good news is,
the legal processes are set to get much smoother, You & Drum Magazine, 29 Aug 2013
Start with a clean slate: Don’t live with a dark cloud over your head – start with a clean slate by applying to have your criminal record expunged,
You & Drum Magazine, 01 Aug 2013