Certification Of Lottery Managers

Who Requires A Certificate

The only lottery managers who are required in terms of the law to register with the National Lotteries Commission are those who conduct society lotteries on behalf of societies that are not their permanent employers and who have been specifically contracted to manage the lottery.


The relevant provisions in the Lotteries Act are in sections 47 – 52.


Any individual seeking certification as a manager of society lottery scheme must submit the following to the NLC:

  • A completed form SL07/14 . These can be downloaded here or else obtained by contacting Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement Department at compenforce@nlcsa.org.za or call 012 432 1553.
  • A CV, in the case of an individual applicant, or details of shareholders “or the persons in any other way controlling it” in the case of an organisation.
  • The required annual fee of R5 798

Successful applicants will receive a certificate from the NLC. This certificate is valid for a maximum period of three years. It may be revoked before then by the NLC.

Grounds For Refusal

In terms of section 47(2) of the Lotteries Act, the NLC shall not grant certification in instances where the board holds the opinion that:

  • Any person likely to manage a lottery or control the business of managing a lottery “is not a fit and proper person to do so”.
  • Any person who would be likely to benefit from the business of lottery management “is not a fit and proper person to benefit from it”.
  • Any information given in relation to the application for certification is false in a material way.
  • The applicant does not have appropriate knowledge, experience or resources to manage a society lottery.
  • The applicant previously acted in a way that harmed or could have harmed a lottery s/he was conducting, a society on whose behalf s/he was conducting a lottery, or the integrity of lotteries in general.