The Film and Publication Board

The Film and Publication Board (“FPB”) is a statutory body created in terms of the Films and Publications Act 65 of 1996 as amended (“the Act”) to regulate the creation, production, possession and distribution of films, games and certain publications. The aim of the FPB is to provide consumer advice to enable adults to make informed viewing, reading and gaming choices for both themselves and the children in their care, to protect children from exposure to disturbing and harmful material and from premature exposure to exposure to adult experiences, and to make the use of children in and the exposure of children to pornography punishable. Pursuant to the above, the Act requires all distributors as defined therein to register with the FPB and submit its content for classification in terms of the FPB’s classification guidelines and further ensure that it displays the classification decision.

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