Domestic Violence Amendment Draft Bill, 2020

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Submissions must be received by no later than 31 March 2020

Justice and Correctional Services

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services invites you to comment on the Domestic Violence Amendment Draft Bill, 2020.

The purpose of the Bill is to amend the Domestic Violence Act, 1998 so as to —
* further regulate certain definitions;
* further facilitate the obtaining of protection orders against acts of domestic violence;
* introduce obligations on relevant functionaries in the Department of Social Development and the Department of Health to provide certain services to victims of domestic violence;
* to align the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, 1998 with the provisions of the Protection from Harassment Act, 2011

Comments can be emailed to Mr H Du Preez at HDuPreez@justice.gov.za or Ms V Letswalo at Vletswalo@justice.gov.za by no later than Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Enquiries can be directed to Mr H Du Preez on tel (012) 406 4765 or Ms V Letswalo (012) 406 4760 and Ms K Pillay on tel (012) 406 4750