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Justice Services for Women in South Africa - Sexual Offences

The Sexual Offences Amendment Act protects any person who has experienced rape, sexual assault, sexual grooming, incest, child pornography or prostitution

The Sexual Offences Amendment Act (SOAA), Act 32 of 2009, protects any person who has experienced rape, sexual assault, sexual grooming, incest, child pornography or prostitution.

How do I report a sexual offence?

Go to your nearest police station or Thuthuzela Care Centre. A Thuthuzela Care Centre is a one-stop facility that offers assistance for victims of sexual offences.

The police will record everything you tell them in the form of a statement. Do not forget to get a case number from the police officer.

When reporting to the police, you may be asked to undergo a medical examination.

For more information on services offered, refer to www.justice.gov.za.

Source: Justice Today Magazine, August 2017.