THE FILM AND PUBLICATION BOARD WILL BE HOSTING A REGULATORS ROUNDTABLE ON REGULATING THE DIGITAL ECONOMY – A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TOWARDS REGULATION
02 August 2023
02 August 2023, Centurion. The Film and Publication Board (FPB) will on Friday, 04 August host a Regulators Roundtable on the regulatory challenges and opportunities brought by the digital world. The purpose of the roundtable is to reflect on the South African digital environment from a regulatory perspective and look at ways to foster a better collaboration amongst regulators. Joined by the international regulators from UK and Australia and major industry players in the industry, Information Regulator, .ZADNA, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, the National Consumer Commission and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority….read more
CONTEXTUALIZING THE FPB’s NEW BRAND REPOSITIONING AS A CONTENT REGULATORY AUTHORITY
29 March 2023
In February 2023, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) unveiled its new logo and Brand Repositioning Strategy which redefined it as a Content Regulatory Authority of South Africa. The purpose of this article is to contextualize this Brand Reposition Strategy. The FPB’s Brand Reposition Strategy as the Content Regulatory Authority of South Africa is anchored on the following: Powers and responsibilities entrusted to it by the Films and Publications Amendment Act, no 11 of 2019 (the Act), its mandate to protect the public, particularly children against harmful and prohibited content, contained in films, games and publications as content.… read more.
FPB ADVISES THE PUBLIC NOT TO SHARE THE VIDEO INCITING IMMINENT VIOLENCE AGAINST THE PUBLIC
13 March 2023
13 March 2023, Centurion. The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has noted with concern the trending video clip posted by a person claiming to be member of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Twitter inciting violence against everyone who will not be participating in the national “shutdown”. In terms of the video, any pupil wearing a school uniform on that particular Monday will be beaten up including teachers, policemen and everyone else.… read more.
PRIVATE SEXUAL FILM DISTRIBUTED ONLINE PURPORTED AS SPEAKER OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR THE FREE STATE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA IS IN CONTRAVENTION OF THE FILMS AND PUBLICATIONS ACT, 1996 (ACT NO. 65 OF 1996), AS AMENDED – FPB’s RESPONSE
10 November 2022
10 November 2022, Centurion. The Film and Publications Board (FPB) has noted the video which has been trending, particularly on Twitter, of the Free State Legislature Speaker, Ms. Ntobmbizanele Sifuba. It is reported the video is an explicit depiction of extreme nudity. From the FPB’s perspective, the material is not only harmful as defined in the Films & Publications Act. The free distribution of the material on a freely platform like Twitter, it further exposes children to age-inappropriate material which is prohibited by the Act. …read more
OPERATIONALISATION OF THE FILMS AND PUBLICATIONS AMENDMENT ACT
02 September 2022
02 September 2022, Centurion. The Films and Publications Regulations, 2022 (Regulations) was
published in the Government Gazette on 2 September 2022 as an instrument to implement the Films
& Publications Amendment (Act.11 of 2019) that came into operation on 1 March 2022 which, amongst
others, expanded the mandate of the FPB from a traditional classification authority to a regulator of
content that is distributed on digital platforms.… read more
CREATING A SAFER ONLINE ENVIRONMENT FOR WOMEN IN SPORT – FPB SEMINAR ON ONLINE HATE AND CYBER ABUSE
26 August 2022
26 August 2022, Centurion. The impact of hate speech cuts across – from human rights protection and prevention of atrocity and crimes to sustaining peace and achieving gender equality and supporting children, the vulnerable and the youth. In commemoration of the 2022 Women’s Month, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) has aligned its programme to the national theme Women’s Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment: Building Back Better for Women’s Improved Resilience… read more
FILM AND PUBLICATION BOARD TO REVIEW CLASSIFICATION RATING OF SHOWMAX SERIES
12 March 2022
12 March 2022, Centurion. The Film and Publication Board (FPB) is aware of online public concern regarding an episode of the Showmax series, The Wife. Showmax currently has an Online Distribution Agreement with FPB, which accredits them to use the FPB Classification Guidelines to self-classify, by aligning the ratings of their content to the FPB… read more
A SIGN OF CHANGING TIMES: KEEPING OUR CITIZENS SAFE IN THE DIGITAL AGE
03 March 2022
03 March 2022, Pretoria. The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) and the Film and Publication Board (FPB) welcome the Proclamation by President Cyril Ramaphosa, which operationalises the Films and Publications Amendment Act (2019) (FPA Act) effective 1 March 2022. The Films and Publications Amendment Act was signed into law in 2019…read more
ARE COMPUTER FACILITATED CRIMES ON THE INCREASE?
23 November 2020
23 November 2020, Centurion. As the country embarks on its 16 Day of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) is mobilizing South Africans through a call to action to eradicate all forms of Gender-Based Violence. The FPB will convene a series of dialogues in 2 provinces on the topic of Computer Facilitated Crimes against Children, aiming to advocate for safer content consumption and protecting children from sexual exploitation on the internet…read more
ARE WE CREATING A FUTURE GENERATION OF NARCISSISTS WITH SHORT ATTENTION SPANS?
1 June, 2020
1 June 2020, Centurion. A permanent selfie pout, scattered attention span and overdeveloped
thumbs. Will this be the defining features of our generation? For decades the nature versus
nurture debate has raged, but the overwhelming evidence in this digital age…read more
19 March, 2020
19 March 2020, Centurion. Physical distancing has become an overnight buzz word all around the globe, as countries take action to curb the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). In South Africa, fast and decisive action was taken to close schools until after the Easter weekend….read more
21 February, 2020
21 February 2020, Centurion.The Film and Publication Board (FPB) is delighted to welcome Netflix International onboard licensed online content distributing platforms, following the recent signing of a distribution agreement between both parties.
Netflix joins the likes of Showmax…read more
Feb 11, 2020
06 February 2010, Centurion. When a Pretoria teenager killed herself last year because of the online bullying she was experiencing, it brought to bear the daily suffering young children endure online. While our children stand to gain immensely and the internet has opened up to them a whole new world we could never imagine, as parents and caregivers, we should sit up and ponder whether unsupervised…read more…
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