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Centre for Civil Society

Smoke and mirrors?

The National Lottery and the non-profit sector


Dr. Stephen Louw
Department of Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand,
Private Bag 3, 2050, South Africa (011)717-4368, (083)383-0011
slouw@global.co.za

SARPN acknowledges permission from the Centre for Civil Society to publish this report on our website.


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Table of Contents
 
   INTRODUCTION
   THE NATIONAL LOTTERY—OVERVIEW
   PART ONE: BACKGROUND TO THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
  1.1 The licensed opertor: Uthingo Management (Pty) Ltd
  1.2 Gaming Operations
  1.3 The National Lotteries Board
  1.4 The National Lottery Distribtion Trust Fund (NLDTF)
  1.5 The Distribution Process
  1.6 The Distribution Agencies
  1.6.1 The miscellaneous category
  1.6.2 The Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) category
  1.6.3 The Charities Distribution Agency
  1.6.4 The Sport and Recreation Distribution Agency
  1.6.5 The Arts, Culture and National Heritage Distribution Agency
  1.7 Determining The Total Allocation
  1.7.1 Gross sales, prizes, and good cause determination
   PART TWO: ATTITUDES, PERCEPTIONS, HOPES
  2.1 Perceptions Of The Lotto: Civil Socity, The Lotteries Board, Government
  2.1.1 Those pesky applicants: The Lotteries Board and the non-profit sector
  2.1.2 Accountable: to whom?
  2.1.3 The Lotteries Board—Professionalism and consistency
  2.1.4 The loss of funding from alternative (scratch card) gaming operations
  2.1.5 Relationship between the Distribution Agencies and the Lotteries Board (1): Excluding civil society and existing grant makers?
  2.1.6 Relationship between the Distribution Agencies and the Lotteries Board (2): A conflict of interest?
  2.1.7 What sort of applications should be funded?
  2.1.8 Provincial—Regional bias of allocations
   CONCLUSION—CRITICAL ISSUES
  3.1 Empower the Distribution Agencies
  3.2 Decentralise the process of allocation
  3.3 A need for transparency
  3.4 Link funding guidelines to a medium-term developmental agenda
   REFERENCES
   APPENDIX A: DISTRIBUTIONS TO DATE - 20Kb < 1min (2 pages)


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