What is GRAF

Gaming Regulators Africa Forum protects communities and citizens through the adherence of gaming regulatory laws applicable to each member state. It aligns matters that affect this industry and ensures that Africa and the sub Sahara does not become dumping grounds for old and degenerating gaming technologies. It implements initiatives that are aimed at curbing problem gambling and ensures counselling and education for the affected.

In order to mitigate the challenges faced by African gaming regulators, GRAF has already formed sub-committees that handle issues of Education and Training and Technology and Illegal Gambling. Activities of this Forum are guided by a strategic plan which is endorsed by all member states and implemented through the sub committees. The strategy is reviewed annually at Annual General Meetings.

Facts about GRAF

  • Its inaugural conference was held from 21-21 February 2003, Meropa Casino, Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa.
  • Countries that have hosted the GRAF conferences are: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Swaziland.
  • It is comprised of national gambling regulators from the African Continent, specifically from Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Gaming regulators perform their duties under their respective laws, regulations and requirements.
  • Membership is open to all gambling jurisdictions on the African continent.
  • Each member jurisdiction carries one voting right at GRAF meetings and AGMs.
  • Chairmanship takes place on a rotation basis.
  • The permanent secretariat of the GRAF resides in South Africa.
  • Any other state wishing to take up membership may apply through the secretariat.
  • Non-members, inclusive of any other person or organization sharing the same vision/interests are invited to the GRAF as invitees.
  • No subscription membership fees apply.


Member states

South AfricaSouth Africa