A series of articles on who plays the South African Lotto and how the Lotto money is distributed.
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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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Journalist receives strange letter from supposed lottery beneficiary

Letter follows exposé of controversies over lottery funding

By Katherine Liu - 22 May 2019
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Lottery admits it’s investigating projects it defended

Department of Trade and Industry ordered investigation, but Lottery spins a different story

By Raymond Joseph - 16 May 2019
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Probe into fraud and corruption at National Lotteries Commission

Trade and Industry minister Rob Davies orders investigation

By Raymond Joseph - 13 May 2019
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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

By Anton van Zyl, Bernard Chiguvare, Kaizer Nengovhela and Raymond Joseph - 3 May 2019
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Lottery recipient’s attempt to muzzle media fails - for now

Court refuses to hear urgent application from Lesley Ramulifho against GroundUp, The Citizen and Daily Dispatch

By GroundUp Staff - 17 April 2019
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Lottery has to do more with less

R2 billion distributed in 2017/18, but revenue not keeping up with demand for funding

By Raymond Joseph - 21 March 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Lottery looting needs to be investigated – urgently

Millions of South Africans buy Lottery tickets. There is growing evidence that their trust is being misused.

By GroundUp Editors - 20 March 2019
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Lottery gives out more money to associates of controversial lawyer

R20m awarded to companies linked to Lesley Ramulifho whose other project is under investigation

By Raymond Joseph - 19 March 2019
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The Lawyer, the Lottery and millions in dodgy grants

National Lotteries Commission launches investigation into multi-million rand grants

By Raymond Joseph - 14 December 2018
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How a hijacked organisation scored millions from the Lottery

Troubling questions for the COO of the National Lotteries Commission

By Raymond Joseph and Anton van Zyl - 22 November 2018
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Lottery money goes to waste as school falls apart

R28.3 million handed over to a boxing promoter with no experience in construction

By Kaizer Nengovhela and Raymond Joseph - 5 October 2018
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Living on a lottery prayer

How poor people keep the Lottery coffers filled

By Roxanne Joseph and Raymond Joseph - 1 March 2018
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West Coast Fossil Park: A lottery success story

Museum showcases what the Western Cape looked like millions of years ago

By Roxanne Joseph and Raymond Joseph - 22 February 2018
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SPCA dropped by Lottery

Cuts affect services to poor communities

By Roxanne Joseph and Raymond Joseph - 21 February 2018
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Lottery: R6 billion for sport, only R2.8 billion for education

Sascoc depends on Lotto for its existence

By Roxanne Joseph and Raymond Joseph - 20 February 2018