publication . Doctoral thesis . 2008

The perspectives of marital couples in Alexandra Township on the protection order under the Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998

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  • Published: 17 Oct 2008
  • Country: South Africa
M.A. Domestic violence is widespread in South Africa, with one in four women being the victims of it. Victims of domestic violence try to change their conditions in the hope that things will get better. Domestic violence takes many forms. Some of the victims experience only one form of violence while others experience different forms. Domestic violence has physical, emotional, sexual, and economic dimensions (Goosen and Shaik, 1998: 1). The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 was passed in the South African Parliament and became operational on 15 December 1999. Unlike the old Act (i.e. the Prevention of the Family Violence Act of 1993), the new Act addresses a num...
free text keywords: Family violence law and legislation, Family violence prevention, Alexandra (South Africa)
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