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The Film & Publication Board regulates the media environment through the classification of content by:

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Balancing the right to freedom of expression with an obligation to protect children from exposure to potentially disturbing, harmful and inappropriate materials

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Protecting children from sexual exploitation in media content in order to educate the broader South African society to make informed choices

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Enter the full or partial film title. The FPB classifies all film material distributed in South Africa (except that shown on TV as broadcasters have their own regulatory body).

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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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OPINION PIECE – YOUTH VIOLENCE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

The Film and Publication Board is very concerned by the spate of violent acts committed against children online, and sadly in most of these, children themselves are the perpetrators. This violence is recorded then shared online, spreading like wildfire and reaching a...
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FPB OUTRAGED AT THE KZN FATHER WHO ALLEGEDLY HELD HIS STEP-DAUGHTER CAPTIVE AND RAPED HER

14 June 2018, Centurion.  The Film and Publication Board (FPB) is extremely concerned about the 10 year old girl who was allegedly held captive and raped by her step father for five years.  It is alleged that pornographic material and sex toys were found in the...
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IS THERE LINK BETWEEN VIOLENCE IN THE MEDIA AND AGGRESSION AMONG YOUNG CHILDREN?

The Film and Publication Board has noted the Health 24 article reporting a recent US study which claims that parents are more likely to let their kids see violent PG-13 rated films. The study, it is reported, has found that parents could let their children watch films...
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Classification Admin Assistant

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) is a statutory body, with its main task being the classification of films, videos, DVDs, computer games and certain publications, including online content for their suitable age viewership. Our mission is to “ensure the...
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INVITATION TO THE SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL BOY’S DAY EVENT

25 May 2018, Centurion.  The Man and Boy Foundation in partnership with the Film and Publication Board (FPB) will be hosting the second National Boy’s Day on the 27th of May 2018 in Daveyton, East of Johannesburg. The aim of the event is to raise awareness on the...
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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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