On 2 December 2011 the President of South Africa, Mr. JG Zuma (MP), signed the Protection of Harassment Act, 17 of 2011 (the Harassment Act) into law. The Harassment Act will come into operation on 27 April 2013, our national Freedom Day. Freedom Day marks the liberation of our country and its people from a long period of oppression by minority rule through the relentless efforts of those who fought for our liberation who had to endure imprisonment, harassment and death by the apartheid-era government. It also signifies the date on which all persons in South Africa irrespective of race and/or creed cast their vote in the first democratic election in the country on 27 April 1994, to afford us the freedoms that we enjoy today. However, today we have violence, perpetrated by the hands of persons known to victims of crime.
Download the PDF for full report -
PROTECTION FROM HARASSMENT ACT (729 KB)