Mpumalanga Economic Regulator (MER)

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X9908, White River, Mpumalanga, 1240
Physical 1st Avenue, White River, Mpumalanga, 1240
Tel 013 750 8000
Fax 013 750 8099


The mission of the Mpumalanga Economic Regulator (MER) is to ensure the integrity of gambling and liquor through efficient regulation within the Mpumalanga Province; and to ensure responsible liquor trade and consumption through strict compliance and monitoring to reduce liquor-related harm.

MER's objectives are as follows: ensure the suitability of all persons wishing to participate in the gambling industry; ensure that gambling activities regulated by the MER are conducted fairly, honestly and free of criminal influence and exploitation; ensure that the regulation of gambling is effective and efficient; render support and advice to the responsible member on gambling issues and ensure that the government’s policy on gambling is implemented; cooperate with the National Gambling Board and other stakeholders on matters of mutual interest; conduct research, with a view to advise government on the socio-economic impact of gambling; perform the functions of the MER in accordance with acceptable corporate governance practices; promote responsible gambling through public awareness campaigns; promote transformation of the gambling industry; provide for the imposition and payment of gambling levies; provide for the regulation of the micro-manufacturing and retail sale of liquor; regulate own revenue generation; reduce the socio-economic and other related cost of alcohol abuse; provide for public participation in the consideration of applicants for registration; and promote the development of a responsible and sustainable retail and micro-manufacturing liquor industry in a manner that facilitates the entry of new participants, diversity of ownership and an ethos of social responsibility in the industry.

Note: The Mpumalanga Gambling Board was merged with the Mpumalanga Liquor Authority on 23 October 2017 to form the Mpumalanga Economic Regulator. The financial information up to 2016/17 only reflects the figures for the Mpumalanga Gambling Board.

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