Smoke and Mirrors: The National Lottery and the NonProfit Sector

Tuesday, 30 July, 2002 - 23:00

Research Report No. 1, 2002. CCS. 

Extract from the Paper

In a context of massive reductions in government consumption spending, the National Lottery is intended to provide a sustainable source of funding for non-profit organisations providing much needed sporting, arts, cultural, social and environmental services to the South African public. This funding, it is hoped, will help secure a better life for all citizens.

One of the criticisms frequently made of the post-1994 South African government is, however, that their commitment to the formulation of ambitious, often wide-sweeping, development plans are seldom matched with an accompanying attention to the critical institutional and social framework needed successfully to implement this policy.

As we see in this report, the manner in which the National Lottery has been run since its inception in 2000 lends much weight to this criticism.

To read the report, click here.

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