Year Published: 2014

Author: Lisa Vetten

Publisher: Institute for Security Studies

Suggested Citation: Vetten L (2014) Domestic Violence in South Africa (Policy brief 71). Institute for Security Studies.


This policy brief describes the extent and nature of domestic violence in South Africa and considers aspects of the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act of 1998 (DVA), the state’s most prominent intervention in the problem of domestic violence.