Responding to DTIC’s lottery licence extension, ITHUBA believes that its licence term, which was set to end on 31 May 2023 and now extended to 31 May 2025, ITHUBA CEO, Charmaine Mabuza says as the Lottery operator, they welcome this important decision and as such, are committed to “continuing to excel in fulfilling our mandate”. Mabuza went on state that “the past years have demonstrated that ITHUBA has the requisite skills, competency and resources to run the lottery”.

“The DTIC has made a definitive pronouncement on what will support the needs of its people and the businesses that sustain their livelihoods during such perilous times is one to be commended.” she concluded.

Proud and excited about this announcement – ITHUBA believes its licence extension is testament to the legacy it is building.

ITHUBA promises South Africans that for the next two years of its licence term, it will continue to deploy all resources available to it to become the best version of a lottery operator, South Africa and the world has ever seen - soaring to 2025 with the sole focus of reinvigorating the lottery during tough markets, with more record-breaking milestones and augmenting further gains towards the fiscus while changing the game for players and the lives of ordinary South Africans who have much to gain from the proceeds of the lottery.


ITHUBA Holdings Proprietary "(RF) is the official operator of the National Lottery in South Africa. Since taking over the operation of the national lottery in 2015, ITHUBA has been living up to their objective to reinvigorate the National Lottery by optimising the consumer experience, restoring faith and trust in it, and showcasing its positive social contribution to society. ITHUBA, proudly rooted in South Africa, is intent on contributing positively and actively to socio-economic development by producing as many millionaires as possible and uplifting communities through various initiatives.

ITHUBA is determined to uphold the ethical and efficient operation of the National Lottery, setting the benchmark for Lottery operations in South Africa and beyond.

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