Barry Botha Breytenbach

The new changes proposed to the Children’s Act

When it comes to protecting the rights of children, South Africa is considered to be one of the forerunners in legal progress and development. At the end of August 2020, The Children’s Amendment Bill (the Bill) was proposed, which aims to strengthen the child protection system beyond its current scope in The Children’s Act 38 of 2005. Below follow a few […]

What is harassment according to the law?

The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 (“the Act”) was enacted to recognise that domestic violence is a serious social evil. Because there is a high incidence rate of domestic violence within South Africa and victims of domestic violence are among the most vulnerable members of society, the Act seeks to afford the maximum protection from domestic abuse that the law can provide. The Domestic Violence […]