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.
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.
Africa’s Worst New Internet Censorship Law
The bill has been widely criticised, with the Electronic Frontier Foundation calling it Africa’s Worst New Internet Censorship Law.