Articles by Raymond Joseph

What happened to the Lottery money paid to fund games for intellectually impaired athletes?

R25 million seems to have disappeared without trace

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News | 11 January 2022

Secrecy surrounds R80 million in Lottery funding for sports project

Politically connected businessman Solly Siweya pops up again

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News | 9 December 2021

MPs demand update on Special Investigation Unit’s Lottery probe

DA’s Mat Cuthbert says SIU has already missed a deadline given by the President

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Brief | 8 December 2021

The minister, the Lottery boss and the luxury R5.6 million home

The strange story of the house Fikile Mbalula offered to buy

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Feature | 29 November 2021

Lottery boss suspended as corruption probe heats up

Special Investigating Unit requested Phillemon Letwaba’s suspension

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News | 8 October 2021

Television pastor and her cronies rake in millions in Lottery grants

Joyline Josamu is a pastor in the church of wealthy televangelist Chris Oyakhilome

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News | 9 September 2021

Threat to journalist investigating Lottery corruption

Tebogo Sithathu’s organisation got grants totalling R9.7 million, but National Lotteries Commission won’t say what it was for

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News | 30 August 2021

Millions in Lottery funds spent on one-night “music and arts festival”

NPO was given R4.8 million for the concert

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Feature | 10 August 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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News | 26 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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Feature | 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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News | 10 June 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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News | 10 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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Brief | 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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Law | 22 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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News | 9 April 2021

Minister and Lottery board “at war” over new chair

Numerous Lottery grants are being investigated for corruption

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News | 31 March 2021