Articles by Raymond Joseph

Lotteries Act regulations to face legal challenge

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


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


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”


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


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


1 July 2020

Government investigates lottery

Minister Ebrahim Patel confirms probe in letter to Parliament


29 June 2020

Hijacked organisation gets millions in Lottery grants

Police demand proof before accepting criminal complaint


22 June 2020

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

MP complains to Parliament about lack of disclosure


11 June 2020

NPA declines to prosecute Lottery looter

This is a civil matter, says state advocate


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


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


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


24 April 2020