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

Part III : General provisions

56. Unlawful lotteries and competitions



Unless authorised by or under this Act or any other law, no person shall conduct through any newspaper, broadcasting service or any other electronic device, or in connection with any trade or business or the sale of any article to the public-

a) any competition or lottery other than one authorised by or under this Act in which prizes are offered for forecasts of the result of either-
i) a future event; or
ii) a past event, the result of which has not yet been ascertained or is not yet generally known;
b) any competition other than a promotional competition contemplated in section 54 in which success does not depend to a substantial degree on skill; or
c) any promotional competition which is the subject of a declaration contemplated in section 54(4).