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The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) was established in terms of the Lotteries Amendment Act (No 32 of 2013) to regulate the National Lottery as well as other lotteries, including society lotteries to raise funds and promotional competitions.
The NLC evolved out of the National Lotteries Board, established in terms of the Lotteries Act No 57 of 1997.
Other responsibilities of the Commission include advising the Minister of Trade and Industry on policy matters relating to the National Lottery and other lotteries.
NLC members are also trustees of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF), into which National Lottery proceeds that are intended for allocation to good causes are deposited.
The NLC does not adjudicate applications for funding or make allocations to organisations. This is done by committees known as distributing agencies which are also appointed by the Minister of Trade and Industry, in conjunction with other relevant Ministers, after a process of public nomination. The NLC provides administrative support to the distributing agencies.
The NLC’s mandate is described in more detail below.
Act No 32 of 2013: Lotteries amendment Act, 2013 specifies that the NLC shall fulfill the functions listed below as listed below in a manner that is open and transparent.
Advise the minister on the issuing of the license to conduct the National Lottery
Ensure that the National Lottery and Sports Pools are conducted with all due propriety
Ensure that the interests of every participant in the National Lottery are adequately protected
Ensure that the net proceeds of the National Lottery are as large as possible
Administer the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) and hold it in trust
Monitor, regulate and police lotteries incidental to exempt entertainment, private lotteries, society lotteries and any competition contemplated in section 54
Advise the Minister on percentages of money to be allocated in terms of section 26(3)
Advise the Minister on the efficacy of legislation pertaining to lotteries and ancillary matters
Advise the Minister on establishing and implementing a social responsibility program in respect of lotteries
Administer and invest the money paid to the board in accordance with the Lotteries Act
Perform such additional duties in respect of lotteries as the Minister may assign to the board
Make such arrangements as may be specified in the licence for the protection of prize monies and sums for distribution
Advise the Minister on any matter relating to the National Lottery and other lotteries or any other matter on which the Minister requires the advice of the Board.
The Department has the following primary core functions:
Management and oversight over social security, encompassing social assistance and social insurance policies that aim to prevent and alleviate poverty in the event of life cycle risks such as loss of income due to unemployment, disability, old age or death occurring.
Developmental social welfare services that provide support to reduce poverty, vulnerability and the impact of HIV and AIDS through sustainable development programmes in partnership with implementing agents such as State-funded institutions, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) and Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs).http://www.dsd.gov.za/
THE FEDERATED EMPLOYER'S MUTUAL ASSURANCE COMPANY (RF) PROPRIETARY LIMITED was established as a mutual insurer in 1936 and on the introduction of the Workmen's Compensation Act 1941 was granted a licence to continue to transact workmen's compensation insurance for the building industry.
Its business operations are essentially confined to the insurance of employers against their liabilities under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 1993.
In terms of the articles of association of the company,shareholding is restricted to policy holders.http://www.fema.co.za/
Casual Day is South Africa’s leading fundraising & awareness campaign for persons with disabilities and is the flagship project of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD).
Launched in 1995, Casual Day is an awareness and fundraising campaign benefiting persons with disabilities. Each year on the first Friday of September, South Africans are encouraged to go to work or school dressed differently – either dress up or dress down – and to wear the official Casual Day sticker to show their support for persons with disabilities.
The campaign encourages the public to contribute financially through a small donation of R10 for a sticker, and at the same time lobbies for the full inclusion and equity of persons with disabilities. So, not only does it raise funds, but it also raises awareness of the challenges and potential of the community in a fun way!
Each year, approximately 4 500 companies, 100 schools and 400 NGO organisations take part in Casual Day. Over the past 24 years since Casual Day was launched, the project has raised in excess of R276 million (2016 totals) which is distributed among the project’s national beneficiaries representing persons with disabilities as a part of a diverse society.
This is achieved thanks to the generous support of the South African public, corporates, government organisations, schools and the hard work of our NGO organisations in getting our message and sticker sales out there.http://www.casualday.co.za/