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Housing backlog exceeds half a million in Western Cape

City and Province’s housing demand drive adds 10,000 more to the database

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 March 2020
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Huge church accused of scamming members

Former members of Prophetic, Healing and Deliverance Ministries say the money they invested has disappeared

By Tariro Washinyira - 25 March 2020
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How the Lottery funded an R8.5 million Facebook page

Director of Harmonica Jazz Foundation was a member of a National Lotteries Commission distributing agency

By Liezl Human - 16 March 2020
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Zibsifusion: a case study of Lottery corruption

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

By Anton van Zyl - 3 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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Support for property developer angers Khoi leadership

A statement claiming First Nations support for River Club development is rejected by tribal authorities

By Steve Kretzmann - 7 February 2020
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BEE partners did nothing, say auditors of SASSA contract

Explosive report into costs claimed by Cash Paymaster Services on social grants payment contract

By Zoë Postman - 6 February 2020
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Cash Paymaster Services might have to pay SASSA R1 billion

Auditor’s report suggests the company understated its profits by more than R840 million

By Zoë Postman - 6 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
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Money from Lottery goes to cousin of National Lotteries Commission boss

Only a fraction of the R11 million grant appears to have gone to its intended purpose

By Raymond Joseph - 20 January 2020
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Our best photos of the year

Evictions, protests, street art - and a Minister who missed the train

By GroundUp Staff - 19 December 2019
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Mystery Limpopo outfit gets multi-million rand Lottery contract for old age home in Mpumalanga

Facility, which is unfinished after two years, is in Lottery COO’s village

By Raymond Joseph - 6 December 2019
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Tata ma (almost no) chance: Household income of most lottery players is less than R10,000 per month

UNISA survey gives insight into who plays the Lotto and why

By Roxanne Joseph - 2 December 2019
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The Lottery and the mystery multi-million rand boxing arena

A Gauteng company with no track record in construction was contracted to build a facility in the small Eastern Cape town of Storms River

By Joseph Chirume - 28 November 2019
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Trade union pension funds sit with billions of rands in unclaimed benefits

R19 billion owed to beneficiaries in metal industry

By Ciaran Ryan - 26 November 2019
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From plastic bottle to … plastic bottle: how Cape Town recycles

90% of South Africa’s waste is not recycled

By Drew Wayland - 22 November 2019