A new motion is in place to ban access to online pornography in South Africa

Motion to ban porn in SA | Image by Lisa Runnels from Pixabay


The South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) recently published a report on sexual offences in the country and a request to review the current laws surrounding online pornography and how it affects those, especially minors, who are exposed it.

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In a lengthy 463 page document, the SALRC details concerns about the different natures and amount of pornography readily available in South Africa. The report also makes a number of legal suggestions on how the current laws can be changed. One such change suggests “blocking adult content as a default,” meaning any and all devices with access to the internet in South Africa will have a default setting which automatically blocks adult content.

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For more information on this current motion, read the document in full below and let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

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  1. I think it’s a noble initiative but let’s all be honest and just say that it’s MASSIVELY wishful thinking. I don’t think that the guys over at the SALRC have heard of a little thing called a VPN. A blanket ban accross every device will just result in more people looking to hide their location and identity. If they somehow manage to get it right then more power to them

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