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If films or games are age-restricted, it means that they are legally restricted for all children under the specified age, but advisory for children of and above the specified age. Read More >

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ARE YOU HAVING OPEN DISCUSSIONS WITH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT CHILD PORNOGRAPHY?

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has read with interest the article published in the Mail & Guardian regarding “Child Porn (The heart of darkness)” as publicised on 25 April 2018. We strongly condemn the purported sexual abuse of children and welcome the...
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FPB SADDENED BY THE PASSING OF THOBANI MSELENI

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) is deeply saddened by the news of the untimely passing on of the musician and actor Thobani Mseleni who played Babalo in the highly publicized film “Inxeba – The Wound”. Mr. Mseleni was involved in a road carnage that robbed the...
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ARE FPB’S CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES REFLECTIVE OF SA’S SOCIETAL NORM AND VALUES?

20 February 2018, Centurion. The Film and Publication Board (FPB) today successfully launched the review of its current Classification Guidelines at Gallagher Estate in Midrand.  The launch was positively welcomed by various stakeholders represented at the launch.  ...
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FPB’S APPEAL TRIBUNAL OVERTURNS THE FPB CLASSIFICATION RATING OF THE MOVIE INXEBA: THE WOUND

13 February 2018, Centurion. The Film and Publication Board (FPB) Appeal Tribunal has overturned the classification rating of 16 LS given to the film Inxeba – The Wound and gave it a rating of X18 with the classifiable elements of Sex, Language, Nudity, Violence and...
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FILM AND PUBLICATION BOARD TO DESTRUCT CONFISCATED ILLEGAL DVD’S IN CAPE TOWN

06 February 2018, Cape Town. The Film and Publication Board (FPB) Cape Town regional office in partnership with the South African Police Services, City of Cape Town Informal Traders Unit,  City of Cape Town (Economic Development)  and Cape Town  Metro Police will on...
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FPB UNABLE TO HALT THE LAUNCH OF THE MOVIE INXEBA: THE WOUND

21 January 2018, Centurion. The Film and Publication Board (FPB) acknowledges several complaints received from various organisations and interested parties on the film Inxeba: The Wound. The FPB has also received written communication from the Commission for the...
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