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FPB lifts lid on cases of online child porn material

The digital space has made its work and law enforcement in fighting child sexual abuse material doubly challenging, says the Film and Publication Board.


Film and Publication Board targets digital enablement

The content-classification body puts knowledge and innovation at the forefront, in the wake of a technologically-advancing society, says acting CEO Abongile Mashele.


FPB zones in on cyber safety for Child Protection Week

The Film and Publication Board prioritises online safety for this year’s Child Protection Week, amid a rise in cyber bullying among South African youth.


Parental absence leads to vulnerable children online

The lack of adequate parental controls is leading to more South African children being vulnerable to online risks, says a Film and Publication Board study.


SA in for nasty surprise if 'Internet Censorship Act’ is enacted

As the Films and Publications Amendment Act edges closer to being operative, legal bodies warn of legal action if its regulations are not amended.


Controversial Internet censorship Bill now law

The long-awaited law, which some say infringes on freedom of speech, has been signed by president Cyril Ramaphosa.


SA a fertile online hunting ground for child predators

In 2018/19, 101 cases of child sexual abuse material were referred to SA’s Film and Publication Board through its Web site and client support services.

May 29, 2019

Google runs child online safety awareness workshops

The tech giant partners with local organisations to commemorate National Child Protection Week by raising awareness of online risks.


Cyber bullying takes sinister turn

SA's Film and Publication Board cautions parents after an alleged online suicide and self-harming game, targeting young children, goes viral.

Feb 5, 2019

Facebook, African NPOs partner for Safer Internet Day

The social network teams up with over 20 non-profit organisations and government agencies across Africa as part of Safer Internet Day 2019.


'Internet Censorship Bill' heading to Parliament

The Portfolio Committee on Communications has recommended the Films and Publications Amendment Bill be sent to the National Assembly for debate and final adoption.


Internet 'censorship' Bill may see changes

After receiving public comment, the Film and Publication Board proposes amendments to the controversial Films and Publications Amendment Bill.

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