According to a south African’ internet blog, The Draft Online Regulation Policy proposed by the Film and Publication Board (FPB) is far-reaching and absolute in its censorship, with little clarity on practical implementation.
This is according to commentators on a recent Carte Blanche insert about the Internet censorship which will accompany the bill.
The FPB published its Draft Online Regulation Policy in the Government Gazette of 4 March 2015.
In August 2015, the South African Cabinet approved the introduction of a Films and Publications Amendment Bill into the Parliamentary process. FPB CEO Themba Wakashe said the bill is needed to fight undesirable content, which includes racism, child pornography, and bullying.