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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Tech.]

President Cyril Ramaphosa signed off on the controversial Films and Publications Amendment Act in October 2019.

Described in the media as the “internet censorship bill”, the Act will now officially come into operation on a future date to be declared by the President, says Peter Grealy of law firm Webber Wentzel.

Grealy said that among other changes, the Act introduces significant changes to our law, including the regulation of harmful content and hate speech.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.6% y/y in February 2020 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in February 2020 (PPI)
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