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South Africa to regulate YouTube, Netflix

October 11, 2017

By Chris Forrester

South Africa is set to introduce new regulations to cover streamed content coming into the country. Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says there will be a draft White Paper issued shortly for public consultation.

The current Broadcasting Act has been in place since 1999 and the minister says it is time for an update.

Speaking to local press, the minister said she wanted the new regulations to provide a fairer environment for traditional broadcasters as well as VoD providers, but that the regulations would take into count greater protection of children and minors, and therefore be subject to legal oversight.

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