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

Part I : The National Lottery

Chapter 2 : Licensing of National Lottery

17. Grounds for revocation of licence

 

 

The licence granted under section 13 or 13A may be revoked by the Minister,  after consultation with the board, on the following grounds:

[Words preceding paragraph (a) amended by section 17 of Act No. 32 of 2013]

a) If the licensee is no longer a fit and proper person to conduct the National Lottery, whether because of the commission of an act of insolvency, liquidation or for any other valid reason;
b) if a condition contained in the licence has been materially contravened;
c) if any information given by the licensee, any person who in any way controls the licensee or an agent or representative of the licensee to the board-
i) in or in connection with the application for the licence;
ii) in accordance with a condition in the licence; or
iii) in making representations in terms of section 18(1), in respect of financial matters regarding the National Lottery or in respect of any aspect of the management of the National Lottery,

is materially false;

d) if any person who is managing the business or any part of the business of the licensee or who is a supplier of goods or services to the licensee is not a fit and proper person to do so, whether because of the commission of an act of insolvency, insolvency, liquidation, incarceration in a prison or other institution or for any other relevant reason, unless the licensee immediately takes steps to effectively dissociate himself, herself or itself from that person;
e) if any person for whose benefit the licence has been acquired or who is a holding company of the licensee or who in any other way controls the licensee, is not a fit and proper person to benefit from it, whether because of insolvency, liquidation, incarceration in a prison or other institution or for any other relevant reason;
f) if the licensee has failed to take adequate steps to prevent the commission of fraud by his, her or its employees, agents, representatives, suppliers or by participants in the National Lottery after having been alerted to or becoming aware of conditions conducive to the commission of fraud, or to instances of fraud or dishonesty;
g) if the licensee, any of its employees, agents, representatives or suppliers prevent the board or any person designated by it from exercising its rights contemplated in section 14(2)(h);
h) if the licensee, any of its employees or agents repeatedly and knowingly sell tickets or award or pay prizes to any person in contravention of section 14(2)(i)(iii); or
i) if application has been made to a High Court for the sequestration or liquidation, as the case may be, of the licensee or a person who in any way controls the licensee.