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Lotteries Act, No. 57 of 1997

Long title


To regulate and prohibit lotteries and sports pools; to establish a National Lotteries Board; consequentially to amend the Post Office Act, 1958, the Gambling Act, 1965, and the Gambling Act, 1982 (Ciskei), and to repeal the State Lotteries Act, 1984 (Ciskei), and the Lotteries Decree, 1989 (Transkei); and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions

PART I. THE NATIONAL LOTTERY

Chapter 1. National Lotteries Commission [...Title amended by Act 2013_032_002_20131218 - was entitled "National Lotteries Board"]
2. Establishment of National Lotteries Commission [...Title amended by Act 2013_032_003_20131218 - was entitled "Establishment of Lotteries Board"]
2A. Functions of Commission [...inserted by 2013_032_004_20131218]
2B. Appointment of Commissioner [...inserted by 2013_032_004_20131218]
2C. Removal of Commissioner [...inserted by 2013_032_004_20131218]
2D. Appointment of staff of Commission [...inserted by 2013_032_004_20131218]
2E. Disqualifications [...inserted by 2013_032_004_20131218]
2F. Conflict and declaration of interest [...inserted by 2013_032_004_20131218]
2G. Functions of Commission [...inserted by 2013_032_004_20131218]
3. Composition of board
3A. Disqualification of members of board [...inserted by Act 2013_032_006_20131218]
3B. Conflict of interests [...inserted by Act 2013_032_006_20131218]
3C. Confidentiality and restraint of trade [...inserted by Act 2013_032_006_20131218]
4. Meetings of board
5. Committees [...Title amended by Act 2013_032_008_20131218 - was entitled "Executive committee of board"]
6. Remuneration and allowances of members of board
7. ... [...repealed by Act 2013_032_009_20131218 - was entitled "Staff of board"]
8. Funds of board
9. Finances
10. Functions of board
10A. Delegation by board [...inserted by Act 2013_032_011_20131218]
11. Consultation by board
12. Audit and annual report

Chapter 2. Licensing of National Lottery
13. Licence to conduct National Lottery
13A. Appointment of organ of state to conduct National Lottery [...inserted by Act 2013_032_013_20131218]
13B. Temporary licence [...inserted by Act 2013_032_013_20131218]
14. Requirements and conditions of licence
15. Variation of conditions of licence
16. Enforcement of conditions of licence
17. Grounds for revocation of licence
18. Notice of proposed revocation
19. Suspension of licence
20. Revocation of licence

Chapter 3. Distribution of Net Proceeds of National Lottery
21. Establishment of National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund
22. Administration of the fund [...Title amended by Act 2013_032_022_20131218 - was entitled "Fund to vest in and to be administered by board"]
23. Revenue of fund
24. Banking account
25. Investment of money not immediately required
26. Allocation of money in fund
26A. Distributing agency [...inserted by Act 2013_032_024_20131218]
26B. Function, composition, appointments and conditions of service of distributing agency [...inserted by Act 2013_032_024_20131218]
26C. Disqualifications for distributing agency membership [...inserted by Act 2013_032_024_20131218]
26D. Conflict and declaration of interest [...inserted by Act 2013_032_024_20131218]
26E. Restraint of trade [...inserted by Act 2013_032_024_20131218]
26F. Control and management of affairs of distributing agency [...inserted by Act 2013_032_024_20131218]
26G. Applications for grants [...inserted by Act 2013_032_024_20131218]
26H.  Review [...inserted by Act 2013_032_024_20131218]
27. ... [...repealed by Act 2013_032_025_20131218 - was entitled "Allocation to reconstruction and development programme"]
28. Allocation to charities
29. Allocation to sport and recreation
30. Allocation to arts, culture and national heritage
31. Allocation for miscellaneous purposes
32. Payment of allocations
33. Power of Minister to prohibit, withdraw or reduce certain grants [...Title amended by Act 2013_032_031_20131218 - was entitled "Power of Minister to prohibit certain grants"]
34. Payments from fund in respect of expenses
35. Public administration

PART II. OTHER LOTTERIES

Chapter 1. Lotteries Incidental to Exempt Entertainment, Private Lotteries, Social Lotteries and Promotional Competitions
36. Lotteries incidental to exempt entertainment
37. Private lotteries

Chapter 2. Society Lotteries
38. Society lottery
39.. Management of society lotteries
40. Frequency of society lotteries

Chapter 3. Functions of Board in respect of Society Lotteries
41. Registration of societies
42. Revocation of registration
43. Fees and levies
44. Requirements after registration of society
45. Control of registered societies
46. Audit of society lottery
47. Certification of lottery managers
48. Conditions of certificate
49. Variation of conditions of certificate
50. Period of validity of certificate
51. Revocation of certificate
52 Control of lottery managers and audit
53. Rules of society lotteries
54. ... [...repealed by Act 2008_068_000 Sch1 - was entitled "Promotional competitions"]

Chapter 4. Sports Pools
55. Licence to conduct sports pools

PART III. GENERAL PROVISIONS
56. Unlawful lotteries and competitions
57. General offences
58. Offences relating to National Lottery and sports pools
59. Prohibition of activities in Republic in relation to lottery or sports pool conducted outside Republic
60. Regulations in respect of National Lottery and sports pools
61. Regulations in respect of lotteries incidental to exempt entertainments, private and society lotteries
62. Penalties
63. Savings
64. Transitional provisions
65. Lottery debts enforceable
66. Registration of illegal lotteries
67. Access to information
68. Repeal and amendment of laws
69. Short title and commencement
Sch.  SCHEDULE. LAWS REPEALED OR AMENDED [s68]

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