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Arts and Culture

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Arts and Culture.

New Tariffs for Film and Publications Board

Department of Home Affairs

Increased classification and registration tariffs for the Film and Publication Board have been published for the 2014-2015 period.

These fees which take effect from 7 April 2014 refer to the registration of internet service providers as well as distributors and exhibitors of films, computer games or internet and mobile phone content.

Language Practitioners' Council Bill Sent for Assent

Department of Arts and Culture

The South African Language Practitioners' Council Bill (2013) was passed by the National Assembly yesterday and will be sent to President Jacob Zuma for assent.

In November the bill had been returned to the National Assembly (NA) by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) for consideration of proposed additional amendments including rectifying a printing error that omitted the section 75 tagging.

Official Languages Act Regulations Published

Department of Arts and Culture

Regulations under the Use of Official Languages Act (2012) which applies to national departments, national public entities and national public enterprises have been published following consideration of public comment.

In terms of the act all public offices are required to develop a language policy that considers the language needs of members of the public accessing their services and the language statistics of the population.