Press Statements

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

KEEPING KIDS SAFELY ENTERTAINED DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE

 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

 

MORE ONLINE STREAMING COMPANIES ALIGNING TO SOUTH AFRICAN CONTENT REGULATION

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

 

WORLD WIDE WEB – PROTAGONIST OR ANTAGONIST: ARE YOUR CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE?

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…

FPB SADDENED BY THE PASSING OF THOBANI MSELENI

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) is deeply saddened by the news of the untimely passing on of the musician and actor Thobani Mseleni who played Babalo in the highly publicized film “Inxeba – The Wound”. Mr. Mseleni was involved in a road carnage that robbed the... read more

FPB UNABLE TO HALT THE LAUNCH OF THE MOVIE INXEBA: THE WOUND

21 January 2018, Centurion. The Film and Publication Board (FPB) acknowledges several complaints received from various organisations and interested parties on the film Inxeba: The Wound. The FPB has also received written communication from the Commission for the... read more

FPB CALLS FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON DRAFT TARIFFS

Centurion, 03 October 2017 – Section 18(1) of the Films and Publications Act requires any person who intends to distribute any film or game and certain publications in the Republic of South Africa first to register with the Board and to submit content for examination... read more

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