Lotteries Bill Widens Minister’s Powers – NGOs

The National Lotteries Bill has the potential to fundamentally change the structure of civil society in South Africa, warn NGOs

The National Lotteries Bill, which is the subject of public hearings before the portfolio committee on trade and industry tomorrow and Friday, has the potential to fundamentally change the structure of civil society in South Africa.

According to representatives of civil society organisations, the potential for fundamental change stems from the controversial proposal that the minister be allowed to appoint an ‘organ of state’ to conduct the National Lottery.

Shelagh Gastrow, the executive director of Inyathelo: The South Africa Institute of Advancement, which is a member of the Funding Practice Alliance, is quoted as saying that the primary concern was that the bill opened the door for a state-run lottery rather than one run by an independent entity with an independent board. 

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Source: 
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