Deputy Chairperson, I move without notice:
That the Council -
1) notes that the North West MEC for finance, hon Ms Louisa Mabe, led the destruction of more than 1 000 illegal gambling machines that were confiscated from unscrupulous illegal operators in Klerksdorp and Orkney in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, as well as Rustenburg and Brits in the Bojanala region;
2) further notes that illegal gambling operators have been identified as among the top business entities that are undermining revenue collection in the North West province and other provinces across South Africa and use every possible avenue to flout all laws to protect the rights of consumers and exacerbate compulsive gambling, with no regard for the socioeconomic impact that it has on families whose salaries and grants are wasted on unregulated gambling activities and premises; and
3) congratulates MEC Mabe for her leadership in putting a stop to illegal gambling in the North West province and calls on all MECs and provinces to emulate the North West and wage a war against illegal gambling.
Motion agreed to in accordance with section 65 of the Constitution.