The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti)’s national education and awareness campaign on a variety of legislation that affect the country’s citizens will make a brief stop at the Hammanskraal Community Centre Otomorrow, 28 February 2018, and at the Orlando East Communal Hall in Soweto on Thursday, 1 March 2018. The pieces of legislation that members of the community will be informed about include 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 above mentioned pieces of legislation.   “During the public consultations on the Liquor and Gambling Amendment Bills that the dti conducted throughout the country in 2016, it became evident that many members of the public were not well-informed about their rights and responsibilities,” says Minister Davies.   He adds that it is against this background that the department 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 educates 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 Gauteng will also learn about simplified business registration processes, the reduction of red tape and enhancement of company transparency, as well as amendments to the national lotteries legislation.    Enquiries: Sidwell Medupe-Departmental Spokesperson Tel: (012) 394 1650 Mobile: 079 492 1774 E-mail: Issued by: The Department of Trade and Industry Follow us on Twitter: @the_dti

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