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South Africa National Lottery
Operator: Ithuba Holdings Proprietary Limited (RF)
14A Charles Crescent, Eastgate Ext. 4, Sandton, 2148
E-mail Address:
Phone: 011 346 6000
Fax: 086 212 5831
Population: 43.9 million (Est. 2007)
Chairman: Molefe Seth Phalatse
Year Lottery Founded:
Lotto was launched on March 2, 2000.
Scratch Cards were launched on October 23, 2000
Total Sales: 2015: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
On-line Vendor: INTRALOT
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
ITVMs: None
Games Offered: National Lottery, Lotto / Lotto Plus, SportStake, Wina Manje Scratch Cards
Beneficiaries: Good causes, including welfare, arts and culture, sport, and more general causes in the ambit of the Reconstruction and Development Programme.
Jurisdiction: South Africa

Background Information

ITHUBA Holdings Proprietary Limited (RF), is now the official operator of the South African National Lottery as from 1 June 2015.
ITHUBA is a privately owned South African company founded by the Zamani Equity Fund and is registered with Companies Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in accordance with the South African Companies Act of 2008. In 2013, Zamani’s leadership identified an opportunity to extend its strong management philosophy to provide a national service, and as a result formed Zamani Gaming as a special purpose vehicle (SPV) through which to bid for the licence to operate the South African National Lottery. Zamani Gaming attracted a consortium of credible B-BBEE and high profile investors to create Ithuba Holdings Proprietary Limited (RF), which was awarded the Third National Lottery Licence, effective from June 2015.

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