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| Uthingo Management Services
||16th Floor SABC Radio Park Building Henley
Road Auckland Park, ZA-2006 Johannesburg.
||Private Bag X50, Auckland Park, 2006,
||(011) 715 5000
||(011) 715 3300
||45,129,400 October 2002
launched on March 2, 2000.
Scratch Cards were launched on October 23,
Total Sales: 2006:
| ZAR3.7 Billion
ZAR4.4 Billion Rand
|Number of Employees:
|Instant Ticket Vendor:
||National Lottery, Lotto / Lotto Plus,
SportStake, Wina Manje Scratch Cards
||Good causes, including welfare, arts and
culture, sport, and more general causes in the ambit of the Reconstruction and
Uthingo is a Zulu word which comes from Uthingo lwe
Nkosazana; meaning the Rainbow.
Uthingo Management (Pty) Ltd was the
operator of the South African National Lottery until March 2007. It was formed
in 1996 to compete for this right amongst a total of three consortia bidding
for the licence. Uthingo is not tasked with the allocation of funds to
beneficiary organisations, but is instead mandated to raise revenue for the
National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.
It is a fully Black Economic
Empowerment compliant business, with 70% ownership locally, and the remaining
30% being owned by international players who provided the tools and knowledge
to run a lottery effectively.
Uthingo lost the bid to renew it's license as
the Lotto operator to Gidani after a legal battle and negotiations with the
Ministry of Trade and Industry. During that period (March to October 2007) the
South African National Lottery was suspended and the first Lotto draw after
Gidani took over from Uthingo was on 13th October 2007.