Graft Exposés Prompt South African Lottery to Hide Beneficiaries

The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) has failed to publish details of organisations it has funded in its 2019 Annual report. For the past 18 years, it has made the list of beneficiaries available, either in the report or as a separately released table. But now the NLC has stated that it will not be disclosing its beneficiaries. The NLC's decision comes after a series of media reports exposing corruption and incompetence in NLC-funded projects, GroundUp reports.

Nearly a third of the price of a Lottery ticket goes to charity via the National Lotteries Commission (NLC). Now the NLC has decided not to identify who those charities are or how much they receive.

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