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Lottery whistleblower pays a high price

But evidence supports his allegations

By Raymond Joseph - 19 September 2019
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How do we reduce shack fires?

City’s poorest residents use both insurance and technology to fight fires

By Tessa Knight and Candy Chan - 10 September 2019
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Msunduzi River spill: Small farmers worried they will not be compensated for “losses”

Fund set up to assist with cleanup

By Mlu Mdletshe - 28 August 2019
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Eyewitnesses describe police beating a man who had a mental disability

IPID appears not to have interviewed key witnesses

By Vincent Lali - 13 August 2019
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Lottery-funded rehab centre unfinished after two years

#DodgyLottery part four: R17 million has been spent on Kuruman facility

By Raymond Joseph - 12 August 2019
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The Lottery-funded library with empty shelves

#DodgyLottery part three: R20 million has been spent on the Credo Mutwa Museum and Library, with very little to show for it

By Raymond Joseph - 7 August 2019
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Kuruman’s unfinished R23 million old age home

#DodgyLottery part two: The National Lotteries Commission has denied that companies linked to its COO are involved. We present evidence to the contrary.

By Raymond Joseph - 5 August 2019
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Conflicts of interest and incomplete projects: How Lottery money is being spent

#DodgyLottery part one: National Lotteries Commission COO Phillemon Letwaba linked to controversial grants

By Raymond Joseph - 1 August 2019
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Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roads

“When it rains, it’s trouble. Guys are falling all the time.”

Text by Kimon de Greef. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 2 July 2019
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Public Protector lets PRASA off the hook

But Busisiwe Mkhwebane recommends Hawks investigate destruction of records

By Steve Kretzmann - 10 June 2019
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How expropriation without compensation works in Alexandra

A xenophobic mob is kicking people out of their homes

By Zoë Postman - 30 May 2019
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Limpopo’s forgotten schools and the Lottery’s expensive toilets

R10 million grant went to Gauteng company with no experience

By Anton van Zyl - 24 May 2019
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“A woman cannot just sit when her children have nothing to eat”

Hawkers sell mops and brooms on the streets of Brakpan

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 24 May 2019
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Stokvel women have become mashonisas

Pressure is on stokvel members to lend money at very high rates of interest

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 20 May 2019
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How government officials spend public money on extravagant cars

Deputy Minister asked Treasury to approve a R1.1m car with a sun roof

By Kirsten Pearson - 17 May 2019
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Drug epidemic overloads state social workers

They make a big difference to people’s lives but the work is tough

By Barbara Maregele - 17 May 2019