She can obtain an interdict through the Magistrates Court that will prevent her neighbours from spying on her and from approaching visitors and telling them stories through the Protection from Harassment Act. What this basically is, is an act that makes it easy for people to get relief from people harassing them. All that she needs to do is to approach the Magistrates Court and fill out an application. She would have to return to court at a later stage in order to confirm the order. Should any of the people in her neighbourhood contravene the order, they could be arrested and jailed for contempt of court.
Dear JW Fourie,Thank you for your reply