Cape Town, Jo’burg oral submissions on film, magazine, computer game classification

Cape Town and Johannesburg residents are invited to make oral submissions on the 2012 film, magazine and computer games age classification guidelines next week, says the FPB.

Members of the public may also have a say in setting the standards for classifying these media by submitting written comments on the latest FPB guidelines. The closing date for submissions is May 16.

Oral submissions can be made at the Cape Town Film and Publications Board Consultative Forum on Monday, May 14 at 11am at Cape Southern Sun Hotel, Cape Town central. Those interested are asked to RSVP to Thando Mlambo: guidelines2012@fpb.gov.za or 012 – 661 0051 or 082 568 9402.

Likewise, oral submissions will be made at the Johannesburg Consultative Conference on Thursday May 17 and Friday May 18 at Birchwood Conference Centre, Boksburg. Registration commences at 13:00 on Thursday 17 May, and the formal proceedings will commence at 18:00 with a gala dinner and film screening. RSVP to Thando Mlambo: guidelines2012@fpb.gov.za or 012 – 661 0051 or 082 568 9402.

Yoliswa Makhasi, CEO of the FPB recently said they needed  public input in order to ensure that their classifications were in line with tolerance levels in South Africanr society and with constitutional rights. Former senior board member, Iyavar Chetty said that if the public did not comment it would be assumed they were satisfied with current standards and “our children will get their sex education from Hollywood”.

2 Comments

  1. Ps Pierre de Vos

    I have for a long time felt that there is nothing to indicate when Judeo-Christian values are compromised where things like demonic manifestations and the presentation of new age philosophy is presented as fact, very often even in all ages family movies. I rather doubt that our secular thinking Film and Publication Board would be open to such a classification. What do others think?

    • Hi Pierre,

      Well I also agree with you that the FPB would not try to look at such ungodly things in movies and publications. Their excuse would be that it is difficult to prove demonic activity and its impact on our society. Remember we now being classified as a “secular” society that means even satanists have a right to practice their “religions” freely. We need to keep praying and making our input in these areas where they, at least, are soliciting it.