The Lottery and its discontents

Here are articles on who plays the South African Lottery, how the Lottery money is distributed, and dodgy dealings by the National Lotteries Commission and its recipients.

Lottery recipient’s attempt to muzzle media fails - for now

Court refuses to hear urgent application from Lesley Ramulifho against GroundUp, The Citizen and Daily Dispatch

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17 April 2019

Lottery has to do more with less

R2 billion distributed in 2017/18, but revenue not keeping up with demand for funding

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21 March 2019

GROUNDVIEW: Lottery looting needs to be investigated – urgently

Millions of South Africans buy Lottery tickets. There is growing evidence that their trust is being misused.

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20 March 2019

Lottery gives out more money to associates of controversial lawyer

R20m awarded to companies linked to Lesley Ramulifho whose other project is under investigation

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19 March 2019

The Lawyer, the Lottery and millions in dodgy grants

National Lotteries Commission launches investigation into multi-million rand grants

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14 December 2018

How a hijacked organisation scored millions from the Lottery

Troubling questions for the COO of the National Lotteries Commission

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22 November 2018

Lottery money goes to waste as school falls apart

R28.3 million handed over to a boxing promoter with no experience in construction

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5 October 2018

Living on a lottery prayer

How poor people keep the Lottery coffers filled

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1 March 2018

West Coast Fossil Park: A lottery success story

Museum showcases what the Western Cape looked like millions of years ago

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22 February 2018

SPCA dropped by Lottery

Cuts affect services to poor communities

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21 February 2018

Lottery: R6 billion for sport, only R2.8 billion for education

Sascoc depends on Lotto for its existence

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20 February 2018

How the Lotto money is spent

Sascoc is biggest recipient since 2002

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19 February 2018