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South Africa in the largest country on the continent of Africa and has over 30 million internet users. The Internet in the country is free and available to more than fifty percent of the population. The Film and Publications Board (FPB) is the main regulatory authority. Currently, South African law does not permit state blocking or filtering of the internet.
However, in late 2019 the Film and Publications Amendment Bill (also called the ‘Internet censorship’ bill) was presented before the South African government. This amendment allows state censorship of online content, with the official pretense of “protecting children from racist, harmful, and violent content.” While the amendment was not intended for legalizing state censorship, critics say it gives more power to the FPB, and will have a detrimental effect on online freedom.
Apart from state interference, internet users in South Africa also have to deal with geo-blocked sites. Aiming to prevent online copyright infringement, streaming services like YouTube and Netflix use geo-restrictions and block certain content for South African IP addresses. These restrictions can be lifted using a VPN connection to change the IP address.
Another major problem is cybercrime. Hackers and scammers are looking for vulnerable public Wi-Fi hotspots to access users’ data. Public Wi-Fi connections are very popular in South Africa and are often not encrypted and have very poor security. Therefore, Internet users should use a VPN service to protect their data and maintain their privacy and anonymity online.
Urban VPN abides by a complete no-logging policy, allowing you to access all websites, social media platforms, and apps with no restrictions and without tracing your activity. Urban VPN encrypts your connection and allows you to replace your IP address with an IP address from the geolocation of your choice, so you can securely browse the internet without any concern that the government, your internet service provider, or any prying third party can monitor your online activities.
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