Staying Safe | Western Cape Government

Staying Safe

A Safer Home for the Whole Family

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This guide on how to ensure that your home and garden are safe for you and your children was sponsored by HTH, in association with Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Southern Africa.

Anti-Terrorism Bill

(File type: pdf; size: 38 KB)15 November 2002Secretariat of Safety and Security (The Government of South Africa)
This bill gives effect within the Republic to the relevant international instruments relating to terrorism, provides for offences relating to terrorist acts and for measures designed to combat terrorism.

Bambanani against Crime - Keeping Children Safe

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"A Safer Home for All Our Women and Children": The safety of our women and children is a priority for the Provincial Government of the Western Cape.

Calling for Help in an Emergency

Every second counts in an emergency, and could mean the difference between life and death.

Contacting Your Community Police Forum

A Community Police Forum (CPF) consists of organisations and institutions such as schools, ratepayers associations, civic organisations, businesses and religious institutions, working in partnership with the local police. The purpose of a CPF is to create and maintain a safe and secure environment for citizens living in the CPF's area.

Getting Witness Protection

If you are a witness and are afraid for your safety for reasons linked to being a witness, you can apply for witness protection. You can be afraid for your own safety or that of anyone related to you. You can be afraid of a single person or of a group of people. Anyone who is a member of your household or family, or who is close to you in any way, can apply for protection for you if you are unable to do so. You can apply for a child without the child's guardian's (parent or other person responsible for the child) permission if:

Hijacking Awareness Guide

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This guide provides information on how you can avoid hijacking situations. Its creation was sponsored by Netstar.

Protection from Domestic Abuse

If you're the victim of domestic relationship with, then you should apply for a protection order in terms of the Domestic Violence Act. A protection order has conditions, which limits the abuser's interaction with you. Should the abuser break these conditions then they can be arrested.

Reporting Rape

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, you can report this to the police. It is your choice whether to report, but if you do not report then your case will not be investigated or prosecuted. Police are not allowed to refuse to investigate your case if you report it. However, if there is too little evidence after an investigation by the police, a prosecutor may decide not to prosecute your case.

Shelters for Women Who are Abused

A shelter is a place where victims of crime and violence are able to live for a period of one day up to approximately 3 months depending on the needs of the victims. The shelter assists with meeting basic needs such as:

Victims of Sexual Offences: What You Should Know!

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This pamphlet provides practical support and information about reporting the assault to the police, the medical examination by the accredited health care practitioner, the feelings you may have after being sexually assaulted, and where to get help and support.