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Greyhound Racing in South Africa: Updating an Old Debate with the Emerging 'Moral' Standard in International Law


Elizabeth Snyman-Van Deventer


University of the Free State - Faculty of Law

M Hauman


University of the Free State - Faculty of Law

August 13, 2015

Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law, Vol. 78, p. 425-445, 2015

Abstract:     
Whether greyhound racing ought to be legalized in South Africa has been an on-going debate for the better part of the past two decades. From its official inception in South Africa in 1932 until its ban in 1949, organized greyhound racing was a profitable industry, despite its reputation as a crass and corrupt commercial enterprise. The current legal position in South Africa is that any betting on dog races is prohibited under the National Gambling Act. Section 8 designates it as an unlicensed gambling activity, while section 7 specifically prohibits it as an unlawful activity. In 2010, the Gambling Review Commission submitted a report to the Minister of Trade and Industry, presenting its findings and recommendations on the regulation of various gambling issues that had arisen in South Africa over the previous decade. The article focuses on those in respect of gambling associated with greyhound racing.

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Keywords: Greyhound racing, illegal gambling


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Date posted: January 14, 2016  

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Snyman-Van Deventer, Elizabeth and Hauman, M, Greyhound Racing in South Africa: Updating an Old Debate with the Emerging 'Moral' Standard in International Law (August 13, 2015). Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law, Vol. 78, p. 425-445, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2714834

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Elizabeth Snyman-Van Deventer (Contact Author)
University of the Free State - Faculty of Law ( email )
205 Nelson Mandela Drive
Park West
Bloemfontein, Free State 9300
South Africa
M Hauman
University of the Free State - Faculty of Law ( email )
205 Nelson Mandela Drive
Park West
Bloemfontein, Free State 9300
South Africa
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