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Films and Publications Amendment Act, No. 11 of 2019

Long title


To amend the Films and Publications Act, 1996, so as to insert and amend certain definitions; to provide for the establishment, composition and appointment of members of the Enforcement Committee; to provide for the powers and duties of the Enforcement Committee; to regulate online distribution of films and games; to extend the compliance obligations of the Films and Publications Act and the compliance and monitoring functions of the Film and Publication Board to online distributors; to revise and further regulate the functions of compliance officers regarding entering and inspection of premises and facilities in which the business of the sale, hire or exhibition of films or games is being conducted; to further regulate the classification of publications, films and games; to provide for accreditation of independent commercial online distributors by the Film and Publication Board; to provide for classification of publications, films and games by the independent industry classification bodies; to provide for foreign and international classification systems and approval thereof by the Film and Publication Board; to provide for the use of classification ratings issued by a foreign and international classification authority or body; to provide for the right of appeal against classifications issued by independent industry classification bodies; to provide for exemptions in respect of online distribution of films and games; to further provide for the obligations of Internet access providers regarding curbing the use of their services in propagating prohibited content; to revise and strengthen penal provisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 1 of Act 65 of 1996...
2. Substitution of heading of Chapter 2 of Act 65 of 1996
3. Amendment of section 2 of Act 65 of 1996...
4. Amendment of section 3 of Act 65 of 1996...
5. Amendment of section 4A of 65 of 1996...
6. Insertion of sections 6A, 6B and 6C in Act 65 of 1996
7. Amendment of section 7 of Act 65 of 1996...
8. Amendment of section 8 of Act 65 of 1996...
9. Amendment of section 9A of Act 65 of 1996...
10. Substitution of section 11 of Act 65 of 1996...
11. Substitution of section 12 of Act 65 of 1996...
12. Amendment of section 13 of Act 65 of 1996...
13. Substitution of section 14 of Act 65 of 1996...
14. Substitution of section 15A of Act 65 of 1996...
15. Amendment of section 16 of Act 65 of 1996...
16. Substitution of heading of Chapter 4 of Act 65 of 1996
17. Amendment of section 18 of Act 65 of 1996...
18. Repeal of sections 18A and 18B
19. Insertion of sections 18C, 18D, 18E, 18F, 18G, 18H, 18I and 18J in Act 65 of 1996
20. Substitution for the heading of Chapter 5 of Act 65 of 1996
21. Amendment of section 19 of Act 65 of 1996...
22. Amendment of section 20 of Act 65 of 1996...
23. Amendment of section 24 of Act 65 of 1996...
24. Substitution of section 24A of Act 65 of 1996...
25. Amendment of section 24B of Act 65 of 1996...
26. Amendment of section 24C of Act 65 of 1996...|
27. Insertion of sections 24D, 24E, 24F and 24G in Act 65 of 1996
28. Amendment of section 27A of Act 65 of 1996...
29. Repeal of section 30 of Act 65 of 1996
30. Amendment of section 31 of Act 65 of 1996...
31. Insertion of section 31A in Act 65 of 1996
32. Substitution of expression in Act 65 of 1996
33. Amendment of arrangement of sections in Act 65 of 1996
34. Short title and commencement
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