The National Lotteries Board (NLB) was established in terms of the Lotteries Act (No 57 of 1997) to regulate the National Lottery as well as other lotteries, including society lotteries to raise funds and promotional competitions. The NLB also advises the Minister of Trade and Industry on policy matters relating to the National Lottery and other lotteries. Members of the NLB are appointed by the Minister of Trade and Industry and hold office for a period of five years, after which they may be reappointed.
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Many thanks to the 450 NGOs who marched to the National Lotteries Board (NLB) offices in Pretoria and the hundreds who signed our petition and supported us. NGOs from throughout South Africa i.e. Eastern, Western and Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, North West, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Gauteng. People travelled from as far as Secunda, Nelspruit, Vereeniging to voice their outrage – one only has to look at the posters to gage their opinions.
The frustrations experienced by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) when applying for lotto funding came under spotlight when a group of NGOs marched to the National Lotteries Board (NLB) offices on 27 January 2012 in Pretoria.
The march highlighted NGOs’ concerns regarding the Lotto which are well-documented in a study undertaken by the Funding Practice Alliance, the class action to the Western Cape High Court and other related issues.
The National Lotteries Board (NLB) will steer its funding programmes of NGOs towards the achievement of the goals stated in the National Development Plan as outlined by the National Development Commission, Prof Nevhutanda, the chairperson of the NLB, announced today.
The Distributing Agency for Arts, Culture and National Heritage, established in terms of the Lotteries Act (No. 57 of 1997), is in a position to consider applications for funding from the proceeds of the National Lottery in a targeted call for applications aligned to regulations published in Government Gazette No. 33398.
Items 2 and 3 of part 1 of Gazette No. 33398 states that:
The Co-operative for Research and Education (CORE) and SANGONeT invite NGOs and other civil society groups in Gauteng to a public consultation on 5 November 2012 (13h00-14h30) at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg to discuss the draft lotteries policy and specific responses and inputs in this regard.
The National Lotteries Board (NLB) was established in terms of the Lotteries Act (No 57 of 1997) to regulate the National Lottery as well as other lotteries, including society lotteries to raise funds and promotional competitions.
The Distributing Agency for Charities is once again in the position to consider applications for funding from the proceeds of the National Lottery.
In adjudicating the applications, the Charities Distributing Agency will focus on the following areas:
The recent call by the National Lotteries Board (NLB) for stakeholder input to assist in identifying the focus areas for National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) funding has been positively received by major roleplayers. The input from stakeholders is streaming in steadily and the NLB has decided to extend the period for input to 22 May 2012 so that more roleplayers, especially those in outlying areas, can also use the opportunity to make valuable input.
This is a joint media statement by the National Lotteries Board (NLB) and Child Welfare South Africa (CWSA) relating to certain media comments made by Prof Vevek Ram, the CEO of NLB at a Parliamentary briefing.
In his briefing, Prof Ram expressed concern that applicants showed an increased dependence on funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF). This was evidenced by a noticeable reduction in the number of funders featured in financial statements of applicants.
The National Lotteries Board (NLB) today concluded a successful two-day national consultative indaba which brought together over 1 500 delegates representing South Africa’s nonprofit sector.
The indaba afforded opportunity for delegates to review the current funding practices and priorities for funding - and to make suggestions on how the future of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) could be shaped to better serve the development needs of the community and our country.