Hon Chair, hon members, the department introduced the Films and Publications Board Amendment Bill in response to an ever-changing landscape, precipitated by the advancement in technology. The amending Bill is a step in the right direction for the protection of our nation from harmful content that has gained momentum, reaching far beyond what our regulatory space has managed to achieve.
As hon members will recall, the Films and Publications Board, FPB, previously focused its classification and monitoring activities on physical platforms and less on digital platforms and social media. It is therefore important to recognise that our regulatory and legislative instruments have to be on a par with technological developments, and in the interest of protecting the prescripts of our Constitution. Our intent to protect our citizenry should extend its focus to the