Articles by Anton van Zyl

Lotteries Commission launches its own probe into dodgy R10m grant

But grant to children’s centre is already being investigated by the SIU

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News | 14 October 2021

R10 million in Lottery funding for a Limpopo children’s centre didn’t go to any children

No one in the area seems to know how the money for the Tshimbupfe Drop-in Centre for destitute children was used

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News | 19 August 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

Judge President’s gripe with lawyers leads to High Court impasse

Limpopo judge’s statement that lawyers are trying to “capture” the court prompts concern from other judges

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News | 15 April 2021

Lotto’s R26 million half-built Limpopo old age home

Looters move in after building site abandoned

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Feature | 28 January 2021

Mystery of R5.5 million Lottery grant

Money never reached us, says official beneficiary

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News | 3 December 2020

Lotto millions used for minor renovations to stadium

… but it was meant for a brand new sports facility

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Feature | 10 September 2020

Mystery of R15 million Lotto funding in Limpopo deepens

Vyeboom Civic Association says the community has not seen any of the money apparently donated to it

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News | 13 August 2020

Lottery throws millions more at dodgy projects

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

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News | 25 May 2020

Zibsifusion: a case study of Lottery corruption

Toilets were promised to schools with pit latrines, but never delivered

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Feature | 3 March 2020

Toddlers abandoned in room for almost five days

Unclear why authorities took long to respond

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News | 15 November 2019

Lotteries Commission is trying to sell you horse manure

COO Phillemon Letwaba has been unable to explain the numerous anomalies in the funding of Lesley Ramulifho’s projects

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Opinion | 23 October 2019

Limpopo’s forgotten schools and the Lottery’s expensive toilets

R10 million grant went to Gauteng company with no experience

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Feature | 24 May 2019

Lottery’s promise of toilets leaves a nasty smell

Photos used to show progress building ablution facilities at different schools are of the same structures

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Feature | 3 May 2019

How a hijacked organisation scored millions from the Lottery

Troubling questions for the COO of the National Lotteries Commission

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Feature | 22 November 2018