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Date of Films and Publications Bill Corrected

November 2, 2015

Department of Communications

The communications department has issued a correction notice pertaining to the Films and Publications Amendment Bill.

Published in Notice 1030 in Government Gazette 39331, the notice serves to correct an earlier explanatory summary on the bill.

The original notice 1005 in Government Gazette 39322 of 23 October 2015 contained the heading “Films and Publications Amendment Bill, 2014” – referring to the wrong date.

The above mentioned heading is therefore substituted by the following:

“Films and Publications Amendment Bill, 2015”.

The amendments provide for technological advances, especially online and social-media platforms, in order to protect children from being exposed to disturbing and harmful media content in all platforms (physical and online).