By Dr Liani Maasdorp
(Senior lecturer in Screen Production and Film and Television Studies, University of Cape Town)
The article was originally published on The Conversation
Censorship, one of the insidious strategies used by the apartheid government, has made an ominous comeback in South Africa with the recent X18 classification of the award-winning film Inxeba (The Wound). In South Africa the film can now only be shown in locations licensed to screen adult entertainment.
The full version of the article can be read on https://theconversation.com/south-africa-returns-to-apartheid-era-censorship-with-the-banning-of-inxeba-92850
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