The Lottery and its discontents

Here are articles on who plays the South African Lottery, how the Lottery money is distributed, and dodgy dealings by the National Lotteries Commission and its recipients.

The Lottery, the law firm and the minister: more questions than answers

We have uncovered hundreds of millions of rands worth of corruption and maladministration over three years, but no one has been brought to justice

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27 July 2021

Lottery COO back at work after 17-month “leave of absence”

Audit firm SkX has so far been paid R9.65 million to investigate alleged Lottery corruption

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26 July 2021

Dodgy Lottery: Judge dismisses attempt to block SIU investigating lottery millions

Gauteng High Court has dismissed Ramulifho associate Liesl Moses’s interdict to keep the SIU from investigating her

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23 July 2021

Minister of Justice’s law firm bungled lottery corruption probe

Reports submitted by Ndobela Lamola Inc are full of forged documents

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21 July 2021

Dr Tumi, the Lottery and the alleged fraud of R1.5 million

The modus operandi appears similar to other dodgy Lottery-funded projects

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10 June 2021

COSATU calls for public audit of Lottery

“The silence of the NLC on these allegations is deafening”

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11 May 2021

Lottery fast tracks R500,000 grant for Simphiwe Dana’s extravaganza

Funding was awarded just weeks after the company was registered, and after the event took place

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10 May 2021

GroundUp takes lawyers’ council to court

Incompetent LPC decision has given the green light to lawyers who wish to commit fraud

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3 May 2021

Lottery spends millions fighting former employees

The National Lotteries Commission has already spent R5.7 million in only one of its legal battles

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28 April 2021

Litigious Lottery spends millions of rands on lawyers

The National Lotteries Commission has ongoing legal battles against Ebrahim Patel, former employees, and others trying to hold it accountable

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22 April 2021

Labour Court rules against Lottery’s unfair dismissal of senior employee

Judge said NLC’s action “flagrantly disingenuous as well as cynical”

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13 April 2021

NLC Commissioner misleads Parliament – again

Dodgy lawyer paid millions in Lottery grants while also doing legal work for NLC

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9 April 2021

Minister and Lottery board “at war” over new chair

Numerous Lottery grants are being investigated for corruption

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31 March 2021

Marius Fransman, the Cape minstrels and the Lottery millions

New information bolsters the concern that public money may have been used for an ANC election campaign

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25 March 2021

Minister Patel deals lottery corruption a blow

The National Lotteries Commission has been using a regulation of the Lotteries Act to hide information

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19 March 2021

MPs row over Lottery board selection

Three people shortlisted for Minister Ebrahim Patel to choose from

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12 March 2021