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24 August 2015.
The South African government has passed a bill that includes clauses covering internet censorship.
The Bill, an amendment to the Film and Publications Act (1996), still needs to be passed by Parliament’s communications portfolio committee and the National Assembly before it becomes law.
The controversial section says that the Film and Publications Board can remove any content from the internet if it is deemed to be “potentially harmful and disturbing to children”.
Commentators have hit out against the Bill, saying that it threatens freedom of expression.