Former Athletics South Africa’s Acting CEO paid back ill-gained NLC funds to the SIU

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has received full payment from Terrence Magogodela, the former acting CEO of Athletics South Africa (ASA), for the funds he unduly gained from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) grant funding for a sports facility development. Mr. Magogodela entered into a settlement agreement with the SIU in June 2023. In terms […]

SIU and Hawks raid accounting firm in Kimberly as part of R1.4 billion NLC investigation

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation, commonly known as the Hawks, on Wednesday, 21 February 2024, raided an accounting firm in Kimberley, Northern Cape, in search of evidence to assist with the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) investigation. The SIU was granted a search and seizure warrant by the Magistrate […]

SIU completes 90% of phase 2 in the NLC investigation and makes new revelations

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has completed 90% of the second phase in its three phased National Lotteries Commission (NLC) investigation. The investigation in its totality is worth approximately R1.4 billion, which the State and the NLC have allegedly lost due to corruption at the organisation. The value of each phase is: The SIU appeared […]

SIU welcomes High Court’s dismissal of 999 Music and Arthur Mafokate’s attempt to cancel preservation order for NLC-funded property in Midrand

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) welcomes a judgment from the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria, to dismiss with costs an application brought by 999 Music and its founder Arthur Mafokate to reconsider a preservation order of a luxury property in Midrand. The property- an upmarket guest house- was purchased with funds from […]

SIU granted order to interdict pension benefits of former NLC official

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has obtained an order from the Special Tribunal to interdict pension payout due to former National Lotteries Commission’s (NLC) Grant Manager, Marubini Ramatsekisa. Ramatsekisa allegedly orchestrated a scheme that resulted in the NLC losing approximately R4 million. The Special Tribunal order -dated 12 December 2023- interdicts Ramatsekisa from withdrawing his […]

SIU granted order to freeze bank accounts linked to NLC official and his wife

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has been granted a preservation order by the Special Tribunal to freeze approximately R2.4 million held in four bank accounts linked to the National Lotteries Commission’s (NLC) official in KwaZulu- Natal (KZN) and his wife, pending the final determination of a civil action to be brought by the Unit within […]