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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
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Murder, rape and torture by police officers. Did IPID even investigate?

IPID used a category called “special closure” to close hundreds of such cases

By Daneel Knoetze - 18 November 2019
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Silver lining to Dusi pollution calamity?

Durban-Pietermaritzburg river pollution is a microcosm of nationwide water pollution control failures

By Tony Carnie - 14 November 2019
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“We didn’t ask for much” – seven years after the De Doorns uprising

“We are getting to a point where we will definitely see another strike soon”

By Barbara Maregele - 11 November 2019
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Climate change plagues Western Cape agriculture

Farmers in Oudtshoorn estimate the drought has lost them billions of rands

By Madison Yauger - 6 November 2019