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Justice Department invites the public comments on the Domestic Violence Act Regulations, Directives and Tariffs

22 Jun 2022

In January 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law three pieces of legislation aimed at strengthening efforts to end Gender-Based Violence. The enacted legislation is a deliverable from the National Strategic Plan of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide, which was called for at the November 2018 Presidential Summit against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide.

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Department invites the public to submit comments on the draft Regulations, Directives and Tariffs under the Domestic Violence Act, 1998 (Act No.116 of 1998).  The comments must be submitted to Mr Makhubela Mokulubete by not later than Friday, 8 July 2022 on Mmokulubete@justice.gov.za.

The Directives are aimed at assisting the Clerks of the Courts as contemplated in section 18A, and the Tariffs of compensation payable to the electronic communications service providers as contemplated in section 5B(9) of the Act. They are intended to repeal and replace the regulations published under Government Notice No. R. 1311 of 5 November 1999.

The draft regulations can be obtained on the link: https://www.justice.gov.za/legislation/invitations/invites.htm.

Mr Steve Mahlangu
Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
079 878 7587

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development