Articles by Raymond Joseph

Lottery threatens legal action against Minister Ebrahim Patel

The scandal-ridden organisation appears to be trying to block a corruption probe


19 November 2020

Big names shortlisted for Lottery chair

Alfred Nevhutanda’s “scandal-ridden” term ends on 30 November


18 November 2020

The woman who tried to stop the rot at the Lottery

2015 report reveals how Chief Risk Officer was hounded out

By Sam Sole for amaBhungane and Raymond Joseph for GroundUp

18 November 2020

Ramaphosa gives green light to Lottery probe

Proclamation comes after Hawks started investigation


9 November 2020

Green Scorpions order City of Cape Town to sort out pollution in the Milnerton Lagoon

Refinery which usually uses effluent from the Potsdam treatment plant switched to drinking water because the effluent is too dirty

By and

4 November 2020

NLC boss tells Parliament non-existent R13 million minstrel museum has been completed

She also provides unclear explanations for how tens of millions more were spent


2 November 2020

Hawks set up special team to investigate Lottery corruption

Directorate for Priority Crime acts on complaint from DTIC


29 October 2020

Lottery boss paid almost R2 million to stay at home

Phillemon Letwaba has been on “special leave” since March


27 October 2020

MP tries to exclude public from meeting on appointment of new Lottery chair

Scandal-ridden Alfred Nevhutanda is unlikely to be replaced by November deadline


26 October 2020

Millions in Lottery money spent on football exhibition with limited public access

We visited the exhibition at the FNB stadium and it is not apparent how this cost R7 million

By and

9 October 2020

Call for transparency in appointment of new Lottery boss

Corruption Watch wants “apolitical” process to choose successor to controversy-ridden Alfred Nevhutanda


8 October 2020

Lottery executive could face probe by accountants’ oversight body

Phillemon Letwaba breached professional code of conduct, says OUTA


23 September 2020

“Scandal-ridden” Lottery board chairman to leave in November

Alfred Nevhutanda had refused to resign


17 September 2020

Lotto millions used for minor renovations to stadium

… but it was meant for a brand new sports facility

By and

10 September 2020

Patel hands evidence in lottery probe over to police

Forensic investigators appointed by minister have completed their first report


2 September 2020