Film and Publications Board Draft Online Regulation Policy (South Africa


This Policy is draconian and has serious implications for access to information and freedom of expression.

It clamps down on online games, films and some publications through a prior classification and approval process by the F & P Board.

South Africa is a signatory to a number of international conventions and already has appropriate legislation to address issues such as racism, discrimination and to protect minors.  Enforcement of those laws is crucial – not a new policy!

The policy was published in the Government Gazette on 04 March 2015.

Any person who wishes to submit representations or comments is invited to do so within 90 (ninety) days from the date of publication, by no later than 16h00.

Submissions should be emailed to

or hand delivered to the FPB head office at ECO Glade 2, 420 Witch Hazel Street, ECO Park, Centurion, 0169 and marked for attention Ms. Tholoana Ncheke.

Please have your say!!!


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