Dti roadshow to empower on legalities


Dept of Trade & Industry takes national legislation awareness campaign to Mpumalanga

 The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will take its national education and awareness campaign on legislation affecting South African citizens to Siyabuswa, Acornhoek and eMbalenhle in Mpumalanga from 18-21 September 2017.

The purpose of the campaign is to educate all South Africans about how legislation such as the Liquor, National Gambling, Lotteries Amendment, National Credit, Consumer Protection, Copyright, Performers Protection, and Companies Acts benefit them and how they can use them to improve their living conditions.

According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, the campaign is also intended to educate community members on the rights and responsibilities afforded to them by these Acts.

”During the public consultations on the Liquor and Gambling Amendment Bills that the dti conducted throughout the country last year, it became clear that many members of the public were not well-informed about their rights and responsibilities. It was for this reason that the dti took a decision to conduct awareness and education campaigns across the country. It will raise awareness amongst members of the public on various legislative issues government has put in place to protect and assist them to deal with a variety of challenges that affect them,” says Davies.

The campaign will educate the public on the socio-economic impact of alcohol abuse, legal and illegal gambling activities and how copyright can assist creative persons. Members of the Mpumalanga communities will also learn more about debt relief measures to reduce the impact of high levels of over-indebtedness in adverse economic circumstances, as well as credit affordability and fundamental consumer rights.

Schedule of the Mpumalanga leg of the national campaign


18 September 2017 Siyabuswa Siyabuswa Community Hall 10:00
19 September 2017 Acornhoek Merriam Mogakane Community Hall 10:00
21 September 2017 eMbalenhle eMbalenhle South Hall ext. 18 10:00