Lotteries

Call for Comments on the Draft Lotto Bill

The Department of Trade and Industry is calling for public comment on the draft Lotteries Amendment Bill.

This follows an announcement by Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies, at the recent National Lotteries Board conference that government has launched a review of the Lotteries Policy Framework which he said will lead to the introduction of a lotteries Amendment Bill.

Davies also stated that his department wanted to make a number of changes to the Act as well as further regulatory reforms.

The deadline for submission of comments is 7 June 2013.

Response by Coalition on Civil Society Resource Mobilisation to Lotto Crisis

Since 2010, a coalition of concerned civil society organisations (see below) has studied, researched and engaged with politicians and officials in both National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) - ‘the Lotto’, and the National Development Agency (NDA) on various aspects of governance structures and operations of these agencies.

Recent developments including court judgements last year and usurped powers of a Distribution Agency as well as the withdrawal of agreed funding from various non-profit organisations lead us to issue a public call to:

Joint Media Statement by the National Lotteries Board and Child Welfare South Africa

This is a joint media statement by the National Lotteries Board (NLB) and Child Welfare South Africa (CWSA) relating to certain media comments made by Prof Vevek Ram, the CEO of NLB at a Parliamentary briefing.

In his briefing, Prof Ram expressed concern that applicants showed an increased dependence on funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF). This was evidenced by a noticeable reduction in the number of funders featured in financial statements of applicants.

National Development Agency / National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund Survey

Four South African NGOs, namely Inyathelo - The South African Institute for Advancement, Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT), Community Development Resource Association (CDRA) and Rural Education Access Programme, have launched a survey into the funding practices of the National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) and the National Development Agency (NDA).

The survey is aimed at, amongst other things, documenting NGOs’ experiences with the NDA and NLDTF.

Four NGOs Launch Research Campaign to Analyse Funding Practices by the Lotteries to Civil Society

Four influential organisations in the non-profit sector have launched a research project to establish why the National Lotteries Distribution Fund (NLDF) and the National Development Agency (NDA) have been ineffective  in their  roles to provide support for those in need in South Africa.

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