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Domestic Violence

Gender Based Violence Command Centre

How to get a protection order

My Safety Plan

Intimate Relationship Questionnaire

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 the Act & Regulations (Afr) pdf

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.
Website: http://gbv.org.za/about-us/

Pamphlets & Other documents:

Contact details:
Chief Directorate: Promotion of the Rights of Vulnerable Groups, Domestic Violence
Adv Mulalo Netshisaulu, Tel No: 012 315 1512, Email: MNetshisaulu@justice.gov.za

Directorate: Gender Issues
Tel: 012 315 1670