|Nom:||Protection from Harassment Act, [No. 17 of 2011].|
|Pays:||Afrique du Sud|
|Sujet(s):||Égalité de chances et de traitement|
|Type de loi:||Loi|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliographie:||Legislation on-line South African Government Information PDF (consulté le 2012-03-30)
|Résumé/Citation:||To provide for the issuing of protection orders against harassment; to effect consequential amendments to the Firearms Control Act, 2000; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
The aim of the Act is to:
(a) afford victims of harassment an effective remedy against such behaviour; and
(b) introduce measures which seek to enable the relevant organs of state to give full effect to the provisions of this Act.
Harassment is defined as:
"directly or indirectly engaging in conduct that the respondent knows or ought to know-
(a) causes harm or inspires the reasonable belief that hann may be caused to the complainant or a related person by unreasonably-
(i) following, watching, pursuing or accosting of the complainant or a related person, or loitering outside of or near the building or place where the complainant or a related person resides, works, carries on business, studies or happens to be;
(ii) engaging in verbal, electronic or any other communication aimed at the complainant or a related person, by any means, whether or not conversation ensues; or
(iii) sending, delivering or causing the delivery of letters, telegrams, packages, facsimiles, electronic mail or other objects to the complainant or a related person or leaving them where they will be found by, given to, or brought to the attention of, the complainant or a related person; or
(b) amounts to sexual harassment of the complainant or a related person."