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South Africa: Department to Raise Awareness on Domestic Violence in the Province
Source: Free State Police, Roads and Transport
Source Date: Friday, November 16, 2012
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Country: South Africa
Created: Nov 16, 2012

Domestic Violence Act, 1998 (Act no 116 of 1998) classify Domestic violence into five sections which are:
• Physical abuse
• Emotional abuse
• Sexual abuse
• Financial abuse and
• child abuse
In addition to the above, conduct between people who are in such a relationship which, according to the Act, also qualify as Domestic violence includes:
• Intimidation
• Harassment
• Stalking
• Damaging of property and
• Entry into the residence of the victim without consent, where the parties do not share the same residence.
The number of incidents of Domestic violence in which Women, Children and the elderly are the victims appear to be continually on the increase in the Free State.

The table below from South African Police Services illustrates the reported cases in the Free State from financial year 2007/8 to 2011/12
Crime category 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
Total sexual crime 4 396 4 523 4 581 4 838 4 927
Assault with intent 16 833 15 884 15 745 15 439 15 079
Common assault 19 885 19 605 19 016 17 934 18 090
Domestic violence awareness campaign which starts on the 15th November 2012 at 17h00 at Ntswanatsatsi community hall in Cornelia, will also be rolled out to the following five towns in the Province during the Month of November 2012:
Place Date Time Venue
Tweespruit 19/11/2012 16h00 Tweespruit Community Hall
Warden 21/11/2012 11h00 Zenzeleni Community Hall
Winburg 22/11/2012 15h00 Makeleketla Community Hall
Clocolan 28/11/2012 16h00 Open Space at Extension six next to the Municipality office
Orangeville 29/11/2012 17h00 Community Hall
Enquiries:
Zolile Walaza
Cell: 082 410 6516
Saki Mohono
Cell: 082 385 5600
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