13 Mar NLB hosts Post Indaba Stakeholder Engagement – provincial consultations on corporate governance of funded beneficiaries
10 March 15
The National Lotteries Board (NLB) will today descend on South Africa’s Diamond City, Kimberley, to host a Post Indaba Stakeholder Engagement (PISE), Charlotte Mampane, the Chief Executive of the NLB, announced.
The focus of this year’s forum is “Corporate Governance of NLB funded beneficiaries”. It is the NLB’s vision to be a “catalyst of social upliftment”, thus contributing to the National Development Plan (NDP) bpriorities of poverty alleviation and job creation.
“The primary objective of PISE is to establish a permanent platform to encourage ongoing dialogue between the NLB and its current and potential stakeholders,” Mampane says. A further aim is, on behalf of the NLB Board of Directors, to educate the public regarding grant application processes in line with the provisions of the Lotteries Act.
The Sol Plaatjie Local Municipality will host 2015’s second round of these annual provincial consultations. The Premier of the Northern Cape Province, Ms Silvia Lucas, and the Executive Mayor of Sol Plaatje Municipality, Mr David Molusi, will be in attendance.
A major event highlight will be the handover of cheques and grant agreements of recently adjudicated grant funding applications.
The NLB receives 34% of the National Lottery ticket proceeds to distribute toward social upliftment. “We try to ensure that each province receives 5% percent of the total funds budgeted for distribution in each sector,” says Mampane. “In the current financial year, the Northern Cape has been allocated over R35-million for distribution to good causes within the sectors of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Sports and Recreation, Charities and other sectors catered for within the NLB’s mandate.”
Mampane says this year’s PISE will include a presentation on the implications and significance of the NLB’s transition to National Lotteries Commission (NLC), which will come into effect from 1 April 2015.
The transition was brought about with the aim of emphasizing the NLB’s role as a regulator, without diminishing the weight of its role as a catalyst for social upliftment, concludes Mampane.
For additional information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ms Odaho Sengani: Senior Communications Officer on 012 432 1506 / 083 753 6968 or e-mail Odaho@nlb.org.za.