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Lotteries Act, 1997 (Act No. 57 of 1997)

Part I : The National Lottery

Chapter 2 : Licensing of National Lottery

13A. Appointment of organ of state to conduct National Lottery



(1) In the event that the Minister decides on justifiable grounds not to issue a licence as contemplated in section 13, the Minister may, after consultation with the board, licence or authorise an organ of state to conduct the National Lottery for a period not exceeding eight years, on such terms and conditions as the Minister deems appropriate, including such conditions as stipulated in section 14(1) and (2).


(2) In deciding whether justifiable grounds contemplated in subsection (1) exist, the Minister shall consider any relevant factor including but not limited to—
(a) national government policies or priorities;
(b) the need to grow local industries and to procure goods from local manufacturers;
(c) the need to transfer skills and technology to the citizens of the Republic; and
(d) the need to comply with the legislative framework for the promotion of broad-based black economic empowerment and transformation.


(3) In appointing an organ of state to conduct the National Lottery, the requirements contemplated in section 13(2)(a) do not apply.


(4) The licence issued to an organ of state may allow such organ of state to appoint any other person to conduct certain lotteries of the National Lottery on behalf of such organ of state, subject to the written approval of the Minister: Provided that the board has made a recommendation to the Minister to allow such appointment if the person to be appointed has satisfied the provisions of section 13(2)(b) and any other requirements or conditions as directed by the Minister.


(5) The Minister shall publish in the Gazette the appointment of an organ of state to conduct the National Lottery in terms of this section.


[Section 13A inserted by section 13 of Act No. 32 of 2013]