The Lottery and its discontents

Here are articles on who plays the South African Lottery, how the Lottery money is distributed, and dodgy dealings by the National Lotteries Commission and its recipients.

Key legal files involving Lottery’s multimillion-rand litigation have vanished

Minister suspects collaboration between former National Lotteries Commission and lawyers

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News | 23 March 2023

Lottery gives R10-million for youth awards ceremony - but not a cent was spent on the event

Another million rand went to actress Terry Pheto

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News | 14 March 2023

Tsotsi star’s luxury house built with Lottery money fails to sell at auction

Terry Pheto’s Bryanston property was expected to sell for more than R4-million but did not get an offer

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News | 2 March 2023

Lottery-funded stadium named after champion runner is still incomplete after five years

Mbulaeni Mulaudzi must be turning in his grave, says his former coach

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Feature | 23 February 2023

Lottery whistleblowers: Right the wrongs done to us

“We should all stand up and be counted in doing the right thing for our country. It should be that simple.”

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Opinion | 14 February 2023

Ronald Lamola’s promise to protect whistleblowers is good news. Especially coming from him

The Minister of Justice’s former law firm has represented the National Lotteries Commission against whistleblowers

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GroundView | 14 February 2023

Strict new measures to combat Lottery corruption

No sign of dodgy NLC-funded non-profit at the address it supplied during portfolio committee oversight tour

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News | 13 February 2023

Youth organisation scored big time from Lottery amendment for which it lobbied

Southern African Youth Movement picked up millions, thanks to the introduction of a new kind of funding

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Analysis | 23 January 2023

How Lottery money was used to fund mansions for high flyers

Five luxury properties connected to misappropriated Lottery grants have been frozen by the Asset Forfeiture Unit

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News | 16 January 2023

R27-million from Lottery but six years later rehab still not operational

A leaked investigation report finds that value of construction work falls short of the funds paid by the NLC

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News | 19 December 2022

Leaked report shows how Lottery school toilet project was hijacked

Forensic probe reveals details of National Lotteries Commission fiasco in Eastern Cape and Limpopo

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News | 15 December 2022

R15m for 5-night show - the Tsotsi star’s Lottery-funded musical

Part one in a series about the Southern African Youth Movement and the Lottery

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News | 12 December 2022

New full-time Lotteries boss to be appointed early next year

GroundUp has learned that Jodi Scholtz will take over as Commissioner of the National Lotteries Commission

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Brief | 6 December 2022

Senior Lotteries staff suspended as corruption crackdown gains momentum

Key officials in the firing line

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News | 30 November 2022

GroundUp’s Raymond Joseph wins journalist of the year award for exposing Lottery corruption

For years he has been tenaciously reporting on shenanigans at the National Lotteries Commission

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News | 25 November 2022