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Domestic Violence Act, 1998

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To provide for the issuing of protection orders with regard to domestic violence; and for matters connected therewith.


Last update: July 2007

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Latest Developments:


The Domestic Violence Act, 1998 has been amended by Schedule 1 of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Act (Government Gazette 34298) dated 16 May 2011.

The Act has been amended by the Judicial Matters Second Amendment Act No. 55 of 2004 (GG No. 26206 dated 31 March 2004).

The Domestic Violence National Instruction 7/1999 dated 30 December 1999 has been added to the Act, as published in Gazette 20778.

The Domestic Violence Regulations, 1999, have been added to the Act as published in Gazette 20601 dated the 5 November 1999, and came into operation on the 15 December 1999.

The Domestic Violence Act, 1998, has been added to the site on 10 August 1999, as published in Government Gazette 19537 dated 2 December 1998, and came into operation on the 15 December 1999.