Vision & Mission


 To be at the forefront of effective regulation of the gambling and liquor industry.


To ensure the integrity of the gambling and liquor through efficient regulation within the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa; and to ensure responsible liquor trade and consumption through strict compliance and monitoring to reduce liquor related harm in the Province.


 The objectives of the MER are as follows;

a)  Regulate the gambling industry in the Province in terms of the Mpumalanga Gambling Act;

  • To perform the functions assigned to it in terms of the Mpumalanga Gambling Act, including:

    • Ensuring the suitability of all persons wishing to participate in the gambling industry within Mpumalanga; and

    • Ensuring that gambling activities regulated by the MER are conducted fairly, honestly and free of criminal influence and exploitation.

  • To ensure that the regulation of gambling is effective and efficient.

  • To render support and advice to the Responsible Member on gambling issues and ensure that the Government’s policy on gambling is implemented.

  • To cooperate with the National Gambling Board and other stakeholders on matters of mutual interest.

  • To conduct research, with a view to advise Government on the socio-economic impact of gambling within the Province.

  • To perform the functions of the MER in accordance with acceptable corporate governance practices;

  • To promote responsible gambling in the Mpumalanga Province through public awareness campaigns;

  • To promote transformation of the gambling industry in the Province.

 b)  Regulate the payment of gambling levies in terms of the Mpumalanga Gambling Levies Act; and

  • To provide for the imposition and payment of gambling levies.

c)   Regulate the liquor industry in the Province in terms of the Mpumalanga Liquor Licensing Act.


  • To provide for the regulation of the micro-manufacturing and retail sale of liquor;

  • To regulate own revenue generation;

  • To reduce the socio-economic and other related cost of alcohol abuse;

  • To provide for public participation in the consideration of applicants for registration; and

  • To promote the development of a responsible and sustainable retail and micro-manufacturing liquor industry in a manner that facilitates: 

    • The entry of new participants into the industry.

    • Diversity of ownership in the industry.

    • An ethos of social responsibility in the industry.