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Take action against domestic violence

Open a criminal case

The South African Police Service (SAPS) will investigate criminal cases like:

Apply for a protection order

What if the abuser does not adhere to the court?

Domestic Violence can be identified through many types of abuse

Physical Abuse

It is usually the most identifiable and may include: Punches, shoves, kicks and use of weapons

Sexual Abuse

This includes any time a woman is an unwilling participant and may include: Rape and indecent assault

Verbal & Emotional Abuse

This could include: Yelling, swearing and the silent treatment. Emotional control is used to isolate and intimidate a person.


You are helping the community by reporting cases of abuse. You are stopping the violence in your own home if you speak out.

Report Domestic Violence