NLB Donates in Honour of Women

The National Lottery Board (NLB) has handed over cheques worth millions of rands to charity organisations across South Africa.
The donations were made at the NLB's women empowerment function as part of commemorating Women's Month in Pretoria on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the NLB has also condemned last week's incident where one of their officials was suspended on allegations of fraud to the tune of R600 000 meant for good causes.

National Lotteries Board: Nominations for Board Members

The National Lotteries Board (NLB) was established in terms of the Lotteries Act (No 57 of 1997) to regulate the National Lottery as well as other lotteries, including society lotteries to raise funds and promotional competitions. The NLB also advises the Minister of Trade and Industry on policy matters relating to the National Lottery and other lotteries. Members of the NLB are appointed by the Minister of Trade and Industry and hold office for a period of five years, after which they may be reappointed.

Report Back on Lotto March

Many thanks to the 450 NGOs who marched to the National Lotteries Board (NLB) offices in Pretoria and the hundreds who signed our petition and supported us. NGOs from throughout South Africa i.e. Eastern, Western and Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, North West, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Gauteng. People travelled from as far as Secunda, Nelspruit, Vereeniging to voice their outrage – one only has to look at the posters to gage their opinions.

Lotto Funding Crisis: Struggle to Hold NLB Accountable

The frustrations experienced by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) when applying for lotto funding came under spotlight when a group of NGOs marched to the National Lotteries Board (NLB) offices on 27 January 2012 in Pretoria.

The march highlighted NGOs’ concerns regarding the Lotto which are well-documented in a study undertaken by the Funding Practice Alliance, the class action to the Western Cape High Court and other related issues.

Lotteries Bill Widens Minister’s Powers – NGOs

The National Lotteries Bill, which is the subject of public hearings before the portfolio committee on trade and industry tomorrow and Friday, has the potential to fundamentally change the structure of civil society in South Africa.

According to representatives of civil society organisations, the potential for fundamental change stems from the controversial proposal that the minister be allowed to appoint an ‘organ of state’ to conduct the National Lottery.

NLB Collaborates to Help Stakeholders

In a breakthrough effort to further improve relations with, and assistance to its beneficiaries and applicants, the National Lotteries Board signed collaboration agreements with the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa, Black Lawyers Association Legal Education Trust, Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), National Development Agency (NDA), National House of Traditional Leaders; South African Graduates Development Association, and South African Local Government Association (SALGA).

NGOs Urged to Use Lotto Funding to Create Jobs

The National Lotteries Board (NLB) has urged non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to create jobs with the grants it awards to them.

Speaking at the National Lotteries Board Indaba and Inaugural Awards in Johannesburg, NLB chairperson, Prof. Alfred Nevhutanda, warned the beneficiaries to be transparent and accountable to avoid getting into trouble with the law.

Lack of Funding Threat to NGOs - Ntuli

The Department of Social Development says that there are 85 000 registered non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on its database, with 18 000 organisations added annually.

Speaking at the National Lotteries Board Indaba and Inaugural Awards in Johannesburg, the department’s deputy minister, Bongi Maria Ntuli, pointed out that during the Nonprofit Organisation Summit, which was held by the department in 2012, it became clear that all the NGOs – who continue to provide services to the communities, operate under the environment characterised by lack of funds.

NGOs Challenged to Make NLB Work

The Alliance of Youth NGO (AYONGO), an umbrella body of youth non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in South Africa, says South Africa needs to have events such as the National Lotteries Board (NLB) Indaba and Inaugural Awards, so that NGOs can find solutions to challenges such as the delay in the distribution of grants.

AYONGO chairperson, Kenneth Thlaka, who described the NLB as ‘our local agency’, urged NGOs not only to criticise when necessary and to also contribute to finding long-lasting solutions to the challenges it faces in order for it to work for all South Africans.

NGOs Should Not View Interventions in Isolation

Afrika Tikkun, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) providing education, health and social services to children, youth and their families through centres of excellence in South African townships, has urged NGOs not to view development interventions in isolation.

Afrika Tikkun chief executive officer, Marc Lubner, points out that while corporate social investment (CSI) fluctuates in South Africa, the other problem is that it turns to be ‘unaligned’.


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