Posted: November 17, 2019
the dti Takes Education and Awareness Campaign to Eastern Cape
|The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will take its national policy and legislation education and awareness campaign to Eastern Cape towns of Jeffreys Bay, Dimbaza and Grahamstown from 19-22 November 2019. The key objective of the campaign is to share information on a variety of legislation that affects the country’s citizens.
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Fikile Majola says the campaign seeks to educate the public about the regulation of the liquor industry, 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.
“In many instances, community members do not know or understand their laws and as a result their rights get violated. We anticipate the campaign to contribute positively to behavioural change in terms of over-indebtedness, alcohol abuse, legal and illegal gambling activities, and to share opportunities that are present for Non-Profit Organisations through lotteries funding for good causes,” says Majola.
The campaign will also educate members of the public about their rights and responsibilities afforded to them by the the Liquor, National Gambling, Lotteries, National Credit, Consumer Protection, Copyright, Performers Protection, Merchandise Marks and Companies Acts.