Media Monitoring Africa (“MMA”) provides this submission on the Draft Films and Publications Amendment Regulations, 2020 (“the Draft Regulations”), in response to the call for submissions published by the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies (“the Minister”). The Draft Regulations raise issues on which MMA has been consistently engaged, including through the following work:

1.1.  In April 2016, MMA hosted a multi-stakeholder workshop focused on the regulation of digital content. Through this workshop, one of the core aims was to deepen an understanding of the issues by and between the relevant stakeholders, and further establish areas of commonality and principle agreement.

1.2.  In May 2016, MMA prepared a written submission on the Films and Publications

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission to theMinister for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (the Minister) on the National Youth Policy for 2020-2030 (NYP2030). We note the important purpose of this policy in creating optimal youth development in South Africa, as well as the inherent need to decisively address new and emerging opportunities and challenges experienced by the youth. Further, we are of the view that the NYP2030 has the potential to contribute positively to sustainable, accessible and adequate opportunities for the social and economic development of the youth in South Africa.