Articles for Raymond Joseph

Gauteng government rejects request for public-funding information

GroundUp asked for details of billions of rands in grants the Department of Social Development paid to non-profit organisations


News | 10 May 2024

Unpaid school uniform makers occupy Gauteng social development offices

Sewing co-operatives delivered thousands of school uniforms to learners in need, but the department is disowning them

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News | 9 May 2024

Government payment delay forces Joburg’s biggest food bank to close

But the Department of Social Development claims the delay is caused by investigations into the food banks

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News | 8 May 2024

Athletics SA boss may face prosecution for Lottery corruption

But lawyer for acting CEO Terrence Magogodela says his client “expects to be a witness for the state”


News | 7 May 2024

Gauteng Social Development head departs amid corruption allegations

Matilda Gasela headed several forensic audits despite facing allegations herself

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News | 2 May 2024

How the Lottery used an ethics company to launder money

Entertainer Lebo Molax earned R200,000 for participating in three National Lotteries Commission events


News | 15 April 2024

Tribunal blocks former Lottery boss from selling farm bought with grant money

Order names about 20 people and companies linked to National Lotteries Commission dodgy deals


News | 6 April 2024

How the Lottery paid R1.7-million for a flash mob that never happened

MSG, owner of Power FM, channelled the money for the National Lotteries Commission

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News | 5 April 2024

Previous Lottery board and management ignored corruption investigations

“These reports were stuck in offices and safes littered across the building”


News | 15 March 2024

Mystery surrounds Gauteng government’s multi-million rand adjudication panels

Money to pay for them diverted from funding for dignity packs


News | 12 March 2024

Hawks and SIU raid accountants in lottery corruption investigation

Accountants allegedly prepared fraudulent financial statements to get lottery funding


News | 21 February 2024

“Criminal syndicate” was run inside the Lottery says SIU

Three-year investigation has revealed collusion between Lottery officials, former board members, lawyers and non-profit organisations


News | 16 February 2024

Hawks act against one of their own for Lottery corruption

Spokeperson Hangwani Mulaudzi and former Head of Risk at the National Lotteries Commission Marubini Ramatsekisa are both named in a dossier handed to prosecutors

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Feature | 12 February 2024

Kwaito star fails to overturn preservation order on his guesthouse

Judge says there are “reasonable grounds” to believe the property Arthur Mafokate bought was from the proceeds of “unlawful activities”


Law | 31 January 2024

Multimillion-rand Gauteng beauty academy grant under investigation

Four officials of the provincial Department of Social Development already “under precautionary suspension”


News | 22 January 2024