A protection order aims at preventing the reoccurrence of domestic violence or sexual harassment by stating what conduct the alleged offender must refrain from doing. As long as he/she complies with the protection order, the complainant will be safe. If the respondent contravenes any stipulation of the protection order, he/she may be arrested. Once a protection order is granted, it is enforceable throughout the country.
Although all courts deal with protection orders you will need to go to the court nearest to your place of residence.
All magisterial courts have a family court section and magistrates who are able to deal with an interim protection order.
You can access the Kwa-Zulu Natal courts and court boundaries via an interactive map: https://www.justice.gov.za/maps/maps-kzn.html
The following documents may be downloaded to assist you with the application of the protection order you require.