Articles by Raymond Joseph

Ebrahim Patel says names of lottery-funded organisations should be made public

Minister makes it clear that he disagrees with National Lotteries Commission’s refusal to disclose recipients of grants

By Raymond Joseph - 1 July 2020

Government investigates lottery

Minister Ebrahim Patel confirms probe in letter to Parliament

By Raymond Joseph - 29 June 2020

Hijacked organisation gets millions in Lottery grants

Police demand proof before accepting criminal complaint

By Raymond Joseph - 22 June 2020

Lottery fails to name beneficiaries of multimillion-rand Covid-19 fund

MP complains to Parliament about lack of disclosure

By Raymond Joseph - 11 June 2020

NPA declines to prosecute Lottery looter

This is a civil matter, says state advocate

By Raymond Joseph - 3 June 2020

Lottery throws millions more at dodgy projects

The National Lotteries Commission has refused to disclose its beneficiaries. But we found them

By Raymond Joseph and Anton van Zyl - 25 May 2020

Lotto looter Leslie Ramulifho has committed fraud and perjury

Affidavit contains manipulated bank statements and forged signatures

By Raymond Joseph - 13 May 2020
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Coca-Cola and Cape Town’s sweetheart Day Zero deal

How big business ignored the water restrictions and got away with it

By Steve Kretzmann and Raymond Joseph - 8 May 2020
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Covid-19: Minister puts a stop to lottery ticket sales

Unclear why National Lotteries Commission was selling a non-essential good during lockdown

By Raymond Joseph - 25 April 2020
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Covid-19: You can’t buy warm food, but you can buy Lottery tickets

No explanation offered as to why this has remained an essential good

By Raymond Joseph - 24 April 2020
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Covid-19: South Africa is racing to produce the masks needed to fight the virus

After a slow start, production has been ramped up

By Raymond Joseph - 22 April 2020
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Dodgy off-the-shelf companies cash in on Lottery millions

Huge grants given to Lottopreneurs with no track record

By Raymond Joseph - 10 April 2020
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Lottery was warned in 2014 about fraud – and yet it continued

Had all the recommendations been taken seriously hundreds of millions of rands would not have been wasted in subsequent years

By Raymond Joseph - 3 April 2020
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Lottery officials fibbed about clean audits

NLC received a qualified audit for the 2017/18 financial year

By Raymond Joseph - 13 March 2020
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The Lottery and the missing minstrel museum

Six years ago the Lottery gave R13 million for a museum which still does not exist

By Raymond Joseph - 21 February 2020
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Lottery paid millions of rands to COO’s wife’s company

Companies linked to Phillemon Letwaba’s friends and family have received huge amounts of Lottery money

By Raymond Joseph - 28 January 2020