South African minister calls for porn ban on Internet, cellphones

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Johannesburg, May 29 (ANI): South Africa's Deputy Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba is trying to intoduce a new legislation that bans pornography on the Internet and cellphones.

Gigaba is concerned about the proliferation of such content and its ramifications on children who may unwittingly or even deliberately access it.

He said that in pornographic sites were often "parked deliberately next door" to educational sites, often with names almost identical.

According to Sports24.com, the move forms part of his initiatives in providing "stewardship" to the South African Films and Publication Board (FPB).

He has submitted the Justice Alliance of South Africa (JASA) to dwell on the matter and the JASA's draft Internet and cellphone pornography bill proposes that pornography be filtered out at the tier one service providers to avoid it entering the country, the report said. (ANI)

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