Articles for Raymond Joseph

Senior Lotteries staff suspended as corruption crackdown gains momentum

Key officials in the firing line


News | 30 November 2022

Army of fake companies used to defraud the Lottery

Documents and computers seized in raid on Lottery’s East London office as dodgy scheme implicating a former board member is uncovered


News | 17 November 2022

Terry Pheto’s house may go up for auction to recover Lottery funds

Numerous properties belonging to Lotteries Commission executives, their relatives and cronies frozen by court order


News | 7 November 2022

Millions to be spent to complete abandoned Lottery-funded projects

Engineers to be paid directly to finish multi-million rand infrastructure projects


News | 31 October 2022

Lottery cracks down on sky-high spending on lawyers

Minister demands details of legal costs


News | 20 October 2022

SIU investigating dodgy Lottery grants worth over R1.4-billion

“Courageous individuals, ranging from whistle-blowers to journalists and investigators, were essential to uncovering wrong-doing,” says Minister Ebrahim Patel


News | 28 September 2022

Former Lottery executive’s pension frozen as corruption probe hots up

Special Tribunal takes action against Phillemon Letwaba


News | 21 September 2022

Leaked report sheds more light on the rot at Lottery-funded school

The National Lotteries Commission’s claims about how R28.3-million was spent to rebuild Vhafamadi Secondary School don’t stand up to scrutiny

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News | 8 September 2022

New acting Lottery boss appointed

New chair, Barney Pityana, and new acting commissioner, Lionel October, take over, possibly signalling major changes at the scandal-ridden National Lotteries Commission


Brief | 1 September 2022

National Lotteries Commission ignored warnings about corruption

For years, the Lottery avoided, dismissed or suppressed recommendations by at least three reports urging it to take action


Feature | 1 September 2022

Lottery’s Phillemon Letwaba resigns under a cloud

Implicated in numerous allegations of lottery corruption, he was due to face a disciplinary hearing


News | 25 August 2022

Lottery boss resigns with “immediate effect”

The NLC was overwhelmed with corruption during Thabang Mampane’s tenure as Commissioner


News | 16 August 2022

Lottery swindle: the story so far

Investigations have revealed years of looting


News | 11 August 2022

Lottery boss suspended for the third time for suspected corruption

Phillemon Letwaba is accused of abusing his position to enrich himself and his family


News | 5 August 2022

Lotteries executive was paid almost R1-million as a “performance bonus” – but he wasn’t even at work

Phillemon Letwaba earned nearly R4-million and Lotteries boss Thabang Mampane more than R4.5-million in the 2020/21 year


News | 3 August 2022