The Film and Publication Board (FPB) is a public entity established in terms of the FIlms and Publications Act 65 of 1996, ammended in 2009. The Act – as has been amended – establishes the FPB to regulate the creation, production, possession and distribution of certain publications and films by means of classification, imposing correct age restrictions and giving of consumer advice. The Act also makes the exploitative use of children in pornographic publications, films or the internet punishable.
The current legislation is not platform specific, and this has led to children being exposed to unclassified content that has been accessed through the Internet and other mobile platforms. The draft online regulation policy is meant to address such challenges.
A workshop will be held in Durban on 10th April to allow for public consultation on the Draft Online Policy. Please click below to download the invitation to the workshop.
Click here to view the draft policy
Last modified: September 7, 2015