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Implementing the Domestic Violence Act

South Africa’s Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 (DVA) came into effect in 1999 and introduced a number of innovations in how domestic violence is dealt with by the courts and police.

This research brief presents findings in the Bushbuckridge municipality of Mpumalanga province on how the police and courts are implementing this Act.

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