The FPB CEO constitutes the classification committee whose members are required to view every film to be distributed in South Africa to ensure that the classification decision is based on the law and accepted community standards of tolerance in terms of religious and cultural diversity; gender; ethnicity; etc.

The classification of films and interactive game products remain the main activity of the board, both in terms of workload and income earned from industry tariffs.

All members of the public who write to the Board to complain about film classification decisions or who give the Board general feedback on the guidelines use for classification receive replies to their correspondence.

Only pornographic publications need to be passed by the FPB before they are released on the market. The Board does, however, deal with complaints received from the public regarding specific publications.

Regulations - Films and Publications Amendment Act 3 of 2009

New Gazetted Tariffs



Invitation to register as an FPB supplier

Suitably qualified and experienced catering companies are invited to register on the FPB supplier database.


Annual Report 2013/2014

View the FPB's latest Annual Report.


Frequently Asked Questions

All you need to know regarding Classification.



Report Child Pornography

Report Anonymously any material you find that you think includes images of child pornography.

Or you can make a report via the telephone hotline on 0800 148 148.


Report Fraud

Report any fraud and corruption related activities to 080 066 8413


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