Posted: July 18, 2019
the dti Takes Policy and Legislation Education and Awareness Campaign to Free State
|The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will take its policy and legislation education awareness campaign to the Free State targeting the municipalities of Setsoto, Matjhabeng and Mangaung from 23-25 July 2019. The key objective of the campaign is to share information on key legislation that affects the South African citizens.
According to the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mr Fikile Majola, the campaign seeks to educate the public about the regulation of the liquor industry and 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 and 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 also share opportunities that are present at the department through lotteries funding for good causes,” says Majola.
The campaign will 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.
The campaign will be rolled out across the country until March 2020.