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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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CLIENT SUPPORT OFFICER

Remuneration Package: R 274 801.00 The Client Support Officer will be responsible to process applications for registration and classification. To respond to inquiries in line with processes and procedure. The incumbent is also responsible to ensure proper Client...
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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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FPB OUTRAGE AT THE ALLEGED CHILD PORNOGRAPHIC VIDEO SHARED ON SOCIAL MEDIA

26 January 2018, Centurion. The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has been made aware of the alleged child pornographic video of Reiger Park School Principal engaging in sex acts with young girls in his office, and this video is circulating online. Whilst the effect of...
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BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS TO PARENTS, THE SAFETY ASPECTS TO CONSIDER

Centurion, 17 January 2018. It is the first day of school for many kids in South Africa and many parents are completely excited to share this experience with their children. All over the country, proud parents and children are sharing pictures of themselves on their...
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