Articles by Raymond Joseph

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

Millions in Lottery money spent on football exhibition with limited public access

We visited the exhibition at the FNB stadium and it is not apparent how this cost R7 million

By and

9 October 2020

Call for transparency in appointment of new Lottery boss

Corruption Watch wants “apolitical” process to choose successor to controversy-ridden Alfred Nevhutanda


8 October 2020

Lottery executive could face probe by accountants’ oversight body

Phillemon Letwaba breached professional code of conduct, says OUTA


23 September 2020

“Scandal-ridden” Lottery board chairman to leave in November

Alfred Nevhutanda had refused to resign


17 September 2020

Lotto millions used for minor renovations to stadium

… but it was meant for a brand new sports facility

By and

10 September 2020

Patel hands evidence in lottery probe over to police

Forensic investigators appointed by minister have completed their first report


2 September 2020

Lotteries Act regulations to face legal challenge

Court will be asked to declare a section of the act unconstitutional


7 August 2020

Millions of rands in lottery funding for mysterious music festival

R15 million paid to dormant organisation but chairman says he’s unaware of the grant

By and

29 July 2020

Lottery bows to pressure and releases grant details

But information on the Covid-19 relief fund is incomplete


28 July 2020

OUTA lays fraud and racketeering complaint over Lottery grants

“NLC officials are intentionally turning a blind eye and are thus complicit and criminally liable”


28 July 2020

Parliament to order National Lotteries Commission to hand over details of all its grants

Refusal to do so would not “withstand constitutional scrutiny”, says parliamentary legal adviser


15 July 2020