Articles for Raymond Joseph

Youth organisation scored big time from Lottery amendment for which it lobbied

Southern African Youth Movement picked up millions, thanks to the introduction of a new kind of funding

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Analysis | 23 January 2023

How Lottery money was used to fund mansions for high flyers

Five luxury properties connected to misappropriated Lottery grants have been frozen by the Asset Forfeiture Unit

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News | 16 January 2023

R27-million from Lottery but six years later rehab still not operational

A leaked investigation report finds that value of construction work falls short of the funds paid by the NLC

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News | 19 December 2022

R15m for 5-night show - the Tsotsi star’s Lottery-funded musical

Part one in a series about the Southern African Youth Movement and the Lottery

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News | 12 December 2022

New full-time Lotteries boss to be appointed early next year

GroundUp has learned that Jodi Scholtz will take over as Commissioner of the National Lotteries Commission

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Brief | 6 December 2022

Senior Lotteries staff suspended as corruption crackdown gains momentum

Key officials in the firing line

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News | 30 November 2022

Army of fake companies used to defraud the Lottery

Documents and computers seized in raid on Lottery’s East London office as dodgy scheme implicating a former board member is uncovered

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News | 17 November 2022

Terry Pheto’s house may go up for auction to recover Lottery funds

Numerous properties belonging to Lotteries Commission executives, their relatives and cronies frozen by court order

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News | 7 November 2022

Millions to be spent to complete abandoned Lottery-funded projects

Engineers to be paid directly to finish multi-million rand infrastructure projects

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News | 31 October 2022

Lottery cracks down on sky-high spending on lawyers

Minister demands details of legal costs

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News | 20 October 2022

Former Lottery boss personally recommended R4.8-million grant for his wife’s company

Grant paid within eight days of application

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News | 17 October 2022

SIU investigating dodgy Lottery grants worth over R1.4-billion

“Courageous individuals, ranging from whistle-blowers to journalists and investigators, were essential to uncovering wrong-doing,” says Minister Ebrahim Patel

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News | 28 September 2022

Former Lottery executive’s pension frozen as corruption probe hots up

Special Tribunal takes action against Phillemon Letwaba

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News | 21 September 2022

Leaked report sheds more light on the rot at Lottery-funded school

The National Lotteries Commission’s claims about how R28.3-million was spent to rebuild Vhafamadi Secondary School don’t stand up to scrutiny

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News | 8 September 2022

New acting Lottery boss appointed

New chair, Barney Pityana, and new acting commissioner, Lionel October, take over, possibly signalling major changes at the scandal-ridden National Lotteries Commission

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Brief | 1 September 2022