The FPB wants broadly defined powers to police everything published on the Internet – including blogs, personal websites and Facebook pages. The scary thing is the FPB seem to actually believe their own B.S.
For years the FPB has been struggling to remain relevant, but like any animal that is cornered and can see it’s own mortality, they are at their most dangerous. Not only are they trying to censor the country, they are trying to monetize the censorship. Nineteen eighty-four anyone? So the long version is the FPB Draft policy but ultimately attempting to get between the government and its money is probably not going to end well. We do what we can though.
The Public consultations are scheduled to take place as follows :
Gauteng: 28 May, Turbine Hall Newtown ,65 Ntemi Piliso Street, Johannesburg, 2001,17h00 – 19h00
Mpumalanga: 13 June 2015, Kanyamazne – Kanyamazane Hall, 11h00 – 13h00
Port Elizabeth: 20 June 2015, Feather Market Convention Centre – upper foyer, 11h00 – 13h00
Limpopo: 27 June 2015, Polokwane – University of Limpopo, 12h00 – 14h00
Kwa-Zulu Natal: 7 July 2015, Durban – ICC, 11h00 – 13h00
Western Cape: 25 July 2015, Khayelitsha TBC, 12h00 – 14h00