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.

Hawks act against one of their own for Lottery corruption

Spokeperson Hangwani Mulaudzi and former Head of Risk at the National Lotteries Commission Marubini Ramatsekisa are both named in a dossier handed to prosecutors

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Feature | 12 February 2024

Sunday World and Lottery corruption: time for an inquiry

Former editor of Sunday World Makhudu Sefara has not explained what happened


GroundView | 7 February 2024

SCA refuses to hear appeal by dodgy Lottery lawyer

The Legal Practice Council will now have to reconsider GroundUp’s complaint against Lesley Ramulifho


Law | 1 February 2024

Kwaito star fails to overturn preservation order on his guesthouse

Judge says there are “reasonable grounds” to believe the property Arthur Mafokate bought was from the proceeds of “unlawful activities”


Law | 31 January 2024

Lottery whistleblower is one of five South Africans to win international award

Mzukisi Makatse recognised by Blueprint for Free Speech


Brief | 5 December 2023

Third qualified audit in a row for National Lotteries Commission

But there is a silver lining as the findings mostly deal with legacy grants made under the watch of the previous board and management


News | 5 December 2023

Lottery to lay criminal complaints against former board members

Chairperson Barney Pityana says Auditor-General must be held accountable for giving the National Lotteries Commission clean audits


News | 23 November 2023

The NPA, the former Lottery boss and the Rolls Royce

Alfred Nevhutanda sold the car just three months after he bought it for R6.3-million


News | 21 November 2023

NPA under pressure to bring Lottery looters to court

R2-billion in grants under investigation, but only one looter in jail


News | 25 October 2023

The Lottery: A South African good news story

Will there also be a good news story about Metrorail?


GroundView | 19 October 2023

How the former Lottery board chair paid for his R6.3-million Rolls Royce

Court freezes Alfred Nevhutanda’s luxury car and property


News | 18 October 2023

Dodgy Lottery lawyer loses bid to appeal

Court upholds ruling that Lesley Ramulifho’s conduct be investigated


Law | 27 September 2023

New measures to prevent Lotto looting

The National Lotteries Commission briefed Parliament on the steps it is taking to clean up the organisation


News | 22 September 2023

Lottery official’s bank accounts frozen because of suspicious payments

R32-million paid by hundreds of grassroots organisations into accounts of KZN NLC official and his wife

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News | 15 September 2023

Doctor fails to block SIU from probing his Lottery connection

Court rules that John Marite has no case against Special Investigating Unit


Law | 12 September 2023

Lottery corruption: Limpopo couple’s bid to hold on to their luxury homes

I did nothing wrong, says Collins Tshisimba as the Special Investigating Unit moves to freeze two properties


Feature | 31 August 2023