The Protection from Harassment Act (2011) was passed in December 2011. It provides that sexual harassment means:
(a) unwelcome sexual attention from a person who knows or ought reasonably to know that such attention is unwelcome;
(b) unwelcome explicit or implicit behaviour, suggestions, messages or remarks of a sexual nature that have the effect of offending, intimidating or humiliating the complainant or a related person in circumstances, which a reasonable person having regard to all the circumstances would have anticipated that the complainant or related person would be offended, humiliated or intimidated;
(c) implied or expressed promise of reward for complying with a sexually oriented request; or
(d) implied or expressed threat of reprisal or actual reprisal for refusal to comply with a sexually oriented request.
Source of Information
Website of the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development; Website of the Parliament of South Africa