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


Draft Online Regulatory Policy Launch

The FPB will hold a media briefing on 4 March 2015 to launch the draft Online Regulatory Policy for public comment.READ PRESS RELEASE >

50 Shades of Grey

The FPB notes complaints and concerns from certain sectors of society regarding the 16 LNS rating of the film 50 Shades of Grey.READ PRESS RELEASE >

Terms of references

Terms of references for PR Agencies Online Regulation Policy

Latest Tenders

View our latest tenders: Production of the FPB's annual report and Online Regulation Terms of Reference.READ MORE >

Submitted Bids

View the submitted bids for tender RFT06/2014: production of annual report, abridged annual report and multimedia. DOWNLOAD >

Annual Report 2013/2014

View the FPB's latest Annual Report. READ MORE >

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 0800 701 701

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