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.

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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
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How the Lotto money is spent

Sascoc is biggest recipient since 2002

By Roxanne Joseph and Raymond Joseph - 19 February 2018