Posted: March 2, 2020
the dti Takes Education and Awareness Campaign to Mpumalanga
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will take its final quarterly national policy and legislation education and awareness campaign to Mpumalanga towns of KaNyamazane and Tjakastad from 4-5 March 2020. 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, Ms Nomalungelo Gina 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 Gina.
The campaign will also educate members of the public about their rights and responsibilities afforded to them by the Liquor, National Gambling, Lotteries, National Credit, Consumer Protection, Copyright, Performers Protection, Merchandise Marks and Companies Acts.
Sidwell Medupe-Departmental Spokesperson
Tel: (012) 394 1650
Mobile: 079 492 1774
Issued by: The Department of Trade and Industry
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