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The National Lotteries Board opened its doors in 1999 under the Lotteries Act (No. 57 of 1997).


The Act mandated the Board to:

  •  Regulate the National Lottery as well as other lotteries, including society lotteries, promotional competitions and sports pools.
  •  Advises the Minister of Trade and Industry on policy matters relating to the National Lottery and other lotteries.
  •  Distribute a portion of the revenue from the National Lottery to good causes through the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF)
  •  Improve the accountability of distributing agencies-to be appointed for five years
  •  Remove reference to Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP)

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