Articles by Raymond Joseph

Lotteries Act regulations to face legal challenge

Court will be asked to declare a section of the act unconstitutional

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7 August 2020

Millions of rands in lottery funding for mysterious music festival

R15 million paid to dormant organisation but chairman says he’s unaware of the grant

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29 July 2020

Lottery bows to pressure and releases grant details

But information on the Covid-19 relief fund is incomplete

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28 July 2020

OUTA lays fraud and racketeering complaint over Lottery grants

“NLC officials are intentionally turning a blind eye and are thus complicit and criminally liable”

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28 July 2020

Parliament to order National Lotteries Commission to hand over details of all its grants

Refusal to do so would not “withstand constitutional scrutiny”, says parliamentary legal adviser

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15 July 2020

Ebrahim Patel says names of lottery-funded organisations should be made public

Minister makes it clear that he disagrees with National Lotteries Commission’s refusal to disclose recipients of grants

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1 July 2020

Government investigates lottery

Minister Ebrahim Patel confirms probe in letter to Parliament

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29 June 2020

Hijacked organisation gets millions in Lottery grants

Police demand proof before accepting criminal complaint

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22 June 2020

Lottery fails to name beneficiaries of multimillion-rand Covid-19 fund

MP complains to Parliament about lack of disclosure

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11 June 2020

NPA declines to prosecute Lottery looter

This is a civil matter, says state advocate

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3 June 2020

Lottery throws millions more at dodgy projects

The National Lotteries Commission has refused to disclose its beneficiaries. But we found them

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25 May 2020

Lotto looter Lesley Ramulifho has committed fraud and perjury

Affidavit contains manipulated bank statements and forged signatures

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13 May 2020

Coca-Cola and Cape Town’s sweetheart Day Zero deal

How big business ignored the water restrictions and got away with it

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8 May 2020

Covid-19: Minister puts a stop to lottery ticket sales

Unclear why National Lotteries Commission was selling a non-essential good during lockdown

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25 April 2020

Covid-19: You can’t buy warm food, but you can buy Lottery tickets

No explanation offered as to why this has remained an essential good

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24 April 2020