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the dti Policy and Legislation Education and Awareness Campaign Goes to Northern Cape

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will take its national campaign on an education and awareness campaign on a variety of legislation that affect the country’s citizens to the Northern Cape towns of Potsmansburg, Prieska and De Aar from 17-20 October 2017. The campaign will cover the Liquor, National Gambling, Lotteries Amendment, National Credit, Consumer Protection, Copyright, Performers Protection, and Companies Acts.

According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, the campaign seeks to educate community members on the rights and responsibilities afforded to them by the the pieces of legislation.

“During the public consultations on the Liquor and Gambling Amendment Bills that the dti conducted throughout the country last year, it became evident that many members of the public were not well-informed about their rights and responsibilities,” says Minister Davies.

“It is against this background that we took a decision to roll out another campaign that will not focus only on liquor and gambling laws but also on other laws that have an impact on the citizens of South Africa. This campaign will raise awareness amongst members of the public on various legislation that government has put in place to protect them and to assist them deal with a variety of challenges that affect them,” adds Minister Davies.

The campaign will educate the public about the socio economic impact of alcohol abuse, legal and illegal gambling activities, how copyright can assist creative persons, debt relief measures to reduce the impact of high levels of over-indebtedness for certain over-indebted households in adverse economic circumstances, credit affordability and fundamental consumer rights.

The communities of Northern Cape will also learn about simplified business registration process, the reduction of red tape and enhancement of company transparency, as well as amendments to the national lotteries legislation.  

Sidwell Medupe-Departmental Spokesperson
Tel: (012) 394 1650
Mobile: 079 492 1774
Issued by: The Department of Trade and Industry
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