What is Domestic Violence?
According to the Domestic Violence Act No. 116 of 1998 it is:
If these forms of abuse are happening to you or to anyone you know, you can apply for a protection order. A domestic violence protection order is a document issued by the court which prevents the abuser from:
Follow this link to view all the relevant domestic violence forms
Gender Based Violence Command Centre
The Centre employs 48 Social Work Agents, 8 Social Work Supervisors, 4 Quality Assurers and 1 Centre Manager, to operate and offer services to victims of Gender Based Violence.
As support to the GBVCC telephonic trauma counselling, the Department of Social Development has conceived and launched a National Emergency Response Team (NERT) to pilot a national rapid response approach to provision of psychosocial services following incidents of trauma. Provincial DSD takes over after the initial three-day rapid response.
Call the Gender-Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC) for information on shelters and other assistance.
Chief Directorate: Promotion of the Rights of Vulnerable Groups
Tel No: 012 315 1458
Directorate: Gender Issues
Tel: 012 315 1670
Fax: 012 315 1960