Vision & Mission

Vision:

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

Mission:

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.

Objectives   

 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.