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NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Films and Publications Act, No. 65 of 1996

Long title

To provide for the classification of certain films and publications; to that end to provide for the establishment of a Film and Publication Board and a Film and Publication Appeal Tribunal; to repeal certain laws; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
CHAPTER 1.[No title]
1. Definitions
CHAPTER 2. FILM AND PUBLICATION BOARD
Film and Publication Review Board
2. Objects of Act [...was entitled "Object of Act"]
3. Establishment of Film and Publication Board, Council and Appeal Triunal [...was entitled "Establishment of Film and Publication Board and Film and Publication Review Board"]
4. Composition of Council [...was entitled "Constitution of Board"]
4A. Powers and duties of Council [...inserted by Act 2009_003_005]
5. Composition of Appeal Tribinal [...was entitled "Constitution of Review Board"]
6. Members of Council and Appeal Tribunal to be appointed by Minister [...was entitled, first last, "Members of Board and Review Board to be appointed by Minister";  "Members of Board and Review Board to be appointed by President"]
7. Disqualifications with regard to membership of Board or Review Board
8. Period of office of members of Council and Appeal Tribunal [...was entitled "Period of office of members of Board and Review Board"]
8A. Refugee Appeals Authority [...inserted by Act 2008_033_011]
8B. Composition of Refugee Appeals Authority [...inserted by Act 2008_033_011]
8C. Functions of Refugee Appeals Authority [...inserted by Act 2008_033_011]
8D. Term of office of members of Refugee Appeals Authority [...inserted by Act 2008_033_011]
8E. Disqualification from membership [...inserted by Act 2008_033_011]
8F. Removal from office of member of Refugee Appeals Authority [...inserted by Act 2008_033_011]
8G. Filling of vacancies in Refugee Appeals Authority [...inserted by Act 2008_033_011]
8H. Remuneration of members of Refugee Appeals Authority [...inserted by Act 2008_033_011]
8I. Administrative staff of Refugee Appeals Authority [...inserted by Act 2008_033_011]
8J. Annual Reports of Refugee Appeals Authority [...inserted by Act 2008_033_011]
9. Removal from office [...was entitled "Vacation of and removal from office"]
9A. Composition, functions and management of Board [...inserted by Act 2009_003_011]
10. Classification committees
11. Administrative support for Council and Appeal Tribunal [...was entitled "Administrative staff of Board and Review Board"]
12. Remuneration
13. Expenditure
14. Annual report
15. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_017 - was entitled "Functions of chief executive officer"]
15A. Functions of compliance officers [...inserted by Act 2009_003_018]
CHAPTER 3. COMPLAINTS AND APPLICATIONS CONCERNING PUBLICATIONS
16. Classification of publications [...was entitled "Complaints concerning, and applications for classification and reclassification of, publications"]
17. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_020 - was entitled, last first, "Classification of publications"; "Classification committee shall consider publication and shall classify or refuse to classify publication"]
CHAPTER 4. APPLICATIONS FOR, AND CLASSIFICATION OF FILMS
18. Classification of films and games [...was entitled "Applications for classification, and classification of films"]
18A. Display of classification decisions [...inserted by Act 2009_003_022]
18B. Re-classification [...inserted by Act 2009_003_022]
CHAPTER 5. RIGHT TO APPEAR, AND TO APPEAL TO REVIEW BOARD AND SUPREME COURT
19. Right to appear, to be represented, to adduce evidence, to address, to have case and arguments properly considered, and to be informed of grounds of decision
20. Appeal to Review Board
21. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_025 - was entitled "Appeal to Supreme Court"]
CHAPTER 6. EXEMPTIONS: PUBLICATIONS AND FILMS
22. Exemption of persons from certain sections, and exclusions from application of this Act
23. Exhibition of films to distributor of films not prohibited by this Act
24. Exemption in respect of distribution of certain publications and films: Adult premises
24A. Prohibitions, offences and penalties on distribution and exhiition of films, games and publications [...inserted by Act 2009_003_029]
24B. Prohibitions, offences and penalties on possession of films, games and publications [...inserted by Act 2009_003_029]
24C. Obligations of internet access and service providers [...inserted by Act 2009_003_029]
CHAPTER 7. PROHIBITION OF CONDUCT CONTRARY TO CLASSIFICATIONS
25. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_030 - was entitled "Prohibition of distribution of publications contrary to classifications"]
26. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_030 - was entitled "Prohibition relating to exhibition, distribution or advertisement of films"]
27. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_030 - was entitled "Possession of certain publications and films prohibited"]
27A. Registration and other obligations of Internet service providers [...inserted by Act 2004_018_000]
28. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_032 - was entitled "Distribution of certain publications prohibited"]
29. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_032 - was entitled "Advocating war, violence and hatred"]
30. Punishment
30A. Extra-territorial jurisdiction [...inserted by Act 2004_018_000]
30B. Presumptions and proof [...inserted by Act 2004_018_000]
CHAPTER 8. REGULATIONS, AMENDMENT AND REPEAL OF LAWS
31. Regulations
32. [Repealed by Act 2009_003_036 - was entitled "Review of certain decisions with regard to publications and films"]
33. Repeal of laws
34. Amendment of Act 71 of 1991
35. Short title and commencement
Sch. 1. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_037 - was entitled "SCHEDULE 1. XX CLASSIFICATION FOR PUBLICATIONS"]
Sch. 2. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_037 - was entitled "SCHEDULE 2. X18 CLASSIFICATION FOR PUBLICATIONS"]
Sch. 3. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_037 - was entitled, last first,  "SCHEDULE 3. AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR PUBLICATIONS'  "R18 CLASSIFICATION FOR PUBLICATIONS"]
Sch. 4. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_037 - was entitled "SCHEDULE 4. F18 CLASSIFICATION FOR PERIODICAL PUBLICATIONS"]
Sch. 5. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_037 - was entitled "SCHEDULE 5. ART AND SCIENCE EXEMPTION FOR PUBLICATIONS"]
Sch. 6. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_037 - was entitled "SCHEDULE 6. XX CLASSIFICATION FOR FILMS"]
Sch. 7. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_037 - was entitled "SCHEDULE 7. X18 CLASSIFICATION FOR FILMS"]
Sch. 8. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_037 - was entitled "SCHEDULE 8. AGE RESTRICTION FOR FILMS"]
Sch. 9. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_037 - was entitled "SCHEDULE 9. ART AND SCIENCE EXEMPTION FOR FILMS"]
Sch. 10. [...repealed by Act 2009_003_037 - was entitled, last first, "SCHEDULE 10. PROMOTION OF HATRED"; "PROMOTION OF RELIGIOUS HATRED"]
Sch. 11. [...repealed by Act 2004_018_022 - was entitled "SCHEDULE 11. SEXUAL CONDUCT"]
Sch. 12. SCHEDULE 12. ACTS REPEALED (SECTION 33)

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