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

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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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Manager: Risk and Compliance

Manager: Risk and Compliance  (Patterson: D3 – Salary Negotiable based on experience) The Manager: Risk and Compliance will be responsible to assist in the development and implementation of the enterprise wide risk management strategy and to monitor as well as...
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The December 2018 /January 2019 holiday season

FPB wishes to advise distributors and stakeholders of the following arrangements for the December 2018 /January 2019 holiday season: 10th December 2018 is the cut-off date and 03rd January 2019 is the re-opening date for content submissions, registrations and...
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BE AWARE OF THE HARMFUL IMPACT OF CONTENT YOU SEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR VIEWS IN FILMS GAMES AND PUBLICATIONS

BE AWARE OF THE HARMFUL IMPACT OF CONTENT YOU SEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR VIEWS IN FILMS GAMES AND PUBLICATIONS 05 October 2018, Centurion.   100% of children between 10 and 11 years participating in a recent Film and Publication Board (FPB) focus group study admitted to...
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IS CULTURAL INSENSITIVITY THE NEW BLASPHEMY IN THE CLASSIFICATION OF CONTENT?

17 September 2018, Centurion.   The global village is robbing us of our sacred cultural heritage and our pride in our traditions and practices. The urbanisation of children has eroded a deep understanding and appreciation of our own culture. This is the age-old debate...
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#DigitalWomandla: preparing women for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

16 AUGUST 2018 #DigitalWomandla: preparing women for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Centurion – The digital space, and the power it provides individuals to create and distribute their own content, is a double-edged sword. It provides a proliferation of...
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INXEBA – THE WOUND JUDGEMENT TO BE HANDED DOWN TOMORROW AT THE PRETORIA HIGH COURT

27 June 2018, Centurion.   Judgement between Indigenous Film Distribution (Pty) Ltd and Another vs. Film and Publication Board and other; will be handed on Thursday, 28 June 2018 at the Pretoria High Court.  The judgement hearing will commence at 10:00am and the...
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