Articles for Raymond Joseph

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

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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

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News | 25 August 2022

Lottery boss resigns with “immediate effect”

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

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News | 16 August 2022

Lottery swindle: the story so far

Investigations have revealed years of looting

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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

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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

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News | 3 August 2022

Money for school pays for Lottery boss’s golf estate home

Lottery grant was meant to rebuild a Limpopo school that burned down during protests

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Feature | 28 July 2022

Lottery contractor gave millions towards ex-board chair’s mansion

A Special Tribunal preservation order freezing the luxury mansion of Alfred Nevhutanda left out several companies that also made contributions

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News | 14 July 2022

Top Lottery exec to face new corruption inquiry

NLC serves its chief operating officer Phillemon Letwaba with a notice of intention to suspend him - for the third time

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News | 11 July 2022

New information delays Lottery corruption report

The Special Investigating Unit was expected to hand its report to President Ramaphosa in April

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Brief | 7 July 2022

SIU freezes mansion of former lottery chair

Under Alfred Nevhutanda’s tenure as chairperson of the Lottery board there was grand-scale corruption

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News | 27 June 2022

Parliament approves Lottery board chair shortlist

Opposition parties object to the inclusion of Frank Chikane

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Brief | 15 June 2022

Dodgy lawyer Lesley Ramulifho still doing work for Lottery

Lawyer represented NLC in salaries dispute this year

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News | 9 June 2022

Appointment of Lottery chair back on track

Frank Chikane and Themba Dlamini join Barney Pityana and Terry Tselane on the shortlist

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Brief | 24 May 2022

SIU making progress in lottery corruption probes

More than a dozen investigations have been completed. The next step will be to seek orders against perpetrators from the Special Tribunal, a type of court

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News | 18 May 2022

Yet another delay in appointment of a new Lottery boss

Process may have to start from scratch

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Brief | 18 May 2022