Overview Of Regulations On Lotteries

LegislationDescriptionStatus
Act No. 32 of 2013: Lotteries Amendment Act, 2013The Lotteries Amendment Bill was signed by into law by President Zuma in December 2013. To amend the Lotteries Act, 1997, so as to amend certain definitions; to provide for the establishment of a National Lotteries Commission; to provide for the extension of the powers of the board; to provide for the licensing of an organ of state to conduction the National Lottery; to provide for a clear accountability process for the distributing agency; to provide for the professionalisation of the distributing agency; to eliminate overlapping of functions between the Minister and the board; to provide for the removal of the reconstruction and development programme as a category entitled to be allocated money of the fund; and to provide for matters connected therewith.;Currently in effect
Lotteries Act (No 57 of 1997)Framework legislation for lottery regulation, management of the National Lottery, establishment of National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and allocation of National Lottery proceeds to good causesRemains most important legislation on lotteries. Amended several times
Lotteries Amendment Act (No 10 of 2000)Removes the prohibition on participation of certain persons in the National LotteryCurrently in effect
Lotteries Amendment Act (No 46 of 2001)Inserts detailed provisions on the regulation of promotional competitions into the principal Act (Section 54)Section 54 no longer in effect. Replaced by Section 36 of the Consumer Protection Act
Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act (No 12 of 2004)Inserts provisions in the Lotteries Act under Sections 3 and 51. They deal respectively with action to be taken against board members and managers of society lotteries who are charged with and/or convicted of corruption or related crimesCurrently in effect
Consumer Protection Act (No 68 of 2008)Section 36 deals extensively with the regulation of promotional competitions. Repeals the corresponding section (Section 54) in the Lotteries ActIn effect from October 2010
RegulationsDescriptionStatus
Regulation on lotteries incidental to exempt entertainment (No 21119 of 18 April 2000)Sets out the requirements for the lawful conduct of lotteries incidental to exempt entertainmentCurrently in effect
Regulations on private lotteries (No 21119 of 18 April 2000)Sets out the requirements for the lawful conduct of private lotteriesCurrently in effect
Regulations on society lotteries (No 21119 of 18 April 2000)Sets out the requirements for the lawful conduct of society lotteries, which are run as fund-raising initiatives by non-profit organisationsCurrently in effect
Regulation on apportioning of funding and grant application (No 21619 of 29 September 2000)Deals with the apportioning of NLDTF funds to different sectors, eligibility requirements for each sector, and publishes the official grant application formRepealed by Regulation No 33398 of 2010
Regulation on apportioning of fund and grant application (No 21696 of 27 October 2000)Deals with the apportioning of NLDTF funds to different sectors, eligibility requirements for each sector, and publishes the official grant application formRepealed by Regulation No 33398 of 2010
Regulation on Distributing Agencies (No 22092 of 22 February 2001)Sets out rules for the operation of Distributing Agencies and processes in relation to grant adjudicationCurrently in effect
Regulation on promotional competitions (No 24874 of 16 May 2003)Sets out conditions for the lawful operation of promotional competitionsRepealed by Consumer Protection Act in April 2011
Regulation on apportioning of NLDTF funds (No 27118 of 15 December 2004)Specifies proportion of NLDTF funds to be allocated to various funding sectorsRepealed by Regulation No 33398 of 2010
Regulation on grant applications (No 28130 of 13 October 2005)Standalone form for application for NLDTF grant fundingRepealed by Regulation No 33398 of 2010
Regulation on grant applications (No 33398 of 20 July 2010)Deals with the apportioning of NLDTF funds to different sectors, eligibility requirements for each sector, and publishes the official grant application form.Currently in effect
Regulation to direct Distributing Agencies (No 33398 of 20 July 2010)Directs distributing agencies on priorities for allocating funds from the NLDT and processes to be followed in adjudicating grant applicationsCurrently in effect
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