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How to get a protection order against your harassing ex

15 September 2019

I have an ex who is harassing me in person and on social media after we broke up a few... weeks ago. The more I make it clear to him that we are done the more aggressive he gets and the uglier comments he makes on social media. I’m really scared to go out and run into him and I am so ashamed of everything he is saying on social media. I want him to stop, but I don’t have the money to go and see a lawyer. Can you tell me what to do?

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Adriaan van Rensburg on MedFM: stalking and harassment

27 February 2019

Adriaan van Rensburg, your personal criminal law advisor, spoke on MedFM 104.1 about stalking and harassment - and what to... do should you be a victim.

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Can one email constitute harassment?

05 April 2017,  Lucian Companie

At work one of my colleagues recently replied to an email that I had sent to him in a terribly... derogatory fashion, calling me names and insulting me in a very chauvinistic fashion. He sent his reply to me and many of my colleagues and I am ashamed by what he said and how he riduculed me as a woman in front of my colleagues. I feel victimized by his conduct. But what can I do, it was just an email?

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Harassing your social media harasser!

14 December 2015,  Lucian Companie

About a month ago a person started sending me inappropriate e-mails and posting lewd comments and messages on my Facebook... and Google Plus pages. I’ve tried blocking the person and telling them to stop, but he or she keeps changing their email address and user profile and keeps coming back. I don’t even want to look at my phone or computer anymore. Is there anything I can do?

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Act! Prevent abuse and domestic violence

22 November 2013

According to the crime statistics recorded by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and recently released by the Minister of... Police, it is still the unfortunate truth that up to 65% of violent crimes such as assault, murder and rape occur between people who know each other, often within the privacy of their homes where policing is restricted to only reported cases by the victims of such crimes. Crimes of this nature committed by people who are related to each other or who are in an intimate relationship fall within the category called “domestic violence”. The victims of these crimes are protected, provided they seek the necessary help.

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More protection for the victims of harassment

29 August 2013

The Protection from Harassment Act 17 of 2011 came into operation on 27 April 2013, and provides specific legislative protection... for persons who are the victims of harassment. This legislation provides a complainant with the ability to obtain a protection order and a warrant of arrest which can be enforced in the event of the unwanted conduct continuing.

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