Articles by Raymond Joseph

Lottery boss misled Parliament

Commissioner Thabang Mampane told MPs last year that the minstrel museum officially opened in 2016. It’s still not open


11 January 2021

Lottery millions splurged on glitzy award ceremonies

“Our work is nation-building,” says fund recipient Carol Bouwer


17 December 2020

Recipient of R7m in Lottery money won’t say what it’s for

Mystery company is run by prominent businesswoman Carol Bouwer


10 December 2020

SIU and Hawks swoop on National Lotteries Commission

Laptops and documents seized, officials interviewed


8 December 2020

Appointment of new Lottery board chair delayed by three more months

Question mark over acting chair Zandile Brown who sat on the board during period of corruption allegations


3 December 2020

Lottery threatens legal action against Minister Ebrahim Patel

The scandal-ridden organisation appears to be trying to block a corruption probe


19 November 2020

Big names shortlisted for Lottery chair

Alfred Nevhutanda’s “scandal-ridden” term ends on 30 November


18 November 2020

The woman who tried to stop the rot at the Lottery

2015 report reveals how Chief Risk Officer was hounded out

By Sam Sole for amaBhungane and Raymond Joseph for GroundUp

18 November 2020

Ramaphosa gives green light to Lottery probe

Proclamation comes after Hawks started investigation


9 November 2020

Green Scorpions order City of Cape Town to sort out pollution in the Milnerton Lagoon

Refinery which usually uses effluent from the Potsdam treatment plant switched to drinking water because the effluent is too dirty

By and

4 November 2020

NLC boss tells Parliament non-existent R13 million minstrel museum has been completed

She also provides unclear explanations for how tens of millions more were spent


2 November 2020

Hawks set up special team to investigate Lottery corruption

Directorate for Priority Crime acts on complaint from DTIC


29 October 2020

Lottery boss paid almost R2 million to stay at home

Phillemon Letwaba has been on “special leave” since March


27 October 2020

MP tries to exclude public from meeting on appointment of new Lottery chair

Scandal-ridden Alfred Nevhutanda is unlikely to be replaced by November deadline


26 October 2020