POLITICS

These are major beneficiaries of lottery money – Mike Waters

DA MP says among them are Sascoc (R500m) and corrupt municipalities (with list)

Lottery beneficiaries include corrupt ANC municipalities and R500m to SASCOC

22 July 2020

A reply to a Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary question has revealed that the biggest beneficiary of National Lottery Commission (NLC) funding between 2010 and 2018, has received nearly R500 million.

The NLC’s four biggest beneficiaries over the period include:

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee – R490 498 123.00

SA Sports Trust – R128 910 864

SA College Principals Organisation R62 690 00.00

The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association – R54 393 058.00

My colleague, DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mat Cuthbert MP, has been placing pressure on the NLC to come clean and provide the list of beneficiaries for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 financial years.

These efforts have been vindicated as clearly this reply by Trade and Industry Minister, Ebrahim Patel, demonstrates why the NLC has been so reluctant to release its lists.

In addition to the above funding, R 39 635 325.00 was given to three Municipalities, for unknown reasons. All municipalities in South Africa receive conditional grants from National Treasury on an annual basis to cover service delivery and infrastructure development projects at local level. It is therefore surprising why the NLC would entertain grant applications from municipalities, in what is clearly an unethical practice of ‘double-dipping’ on public funds.

Of primary concern is that, the three municipalities that have received funding over the past 10 years are among some of the country’s most corrupt and worst run:

Polokwane Municipality - R15 000 000.00

Umzinyathi District Municipality - R14 635 325.00

Umhlathuze Municipality – R10 000 000.00

Another concern is the huge grant of R14 947 326.00  million to one school in the North West, Mankuroane Tech & Comm High School. South Africa has a high number of schools in need of significant investment to their crumbling infrastructure. Cognisant of this challenge, it does not make sense for the NLC to make such a huge grant to one school.

This money can be  better spent by  breaking it into small grants and disbursing it to several schools across the country with severe shortages of critical infrastructure.

Similarly, the R63 million that was given to the South African College Principals Organisation, a professional association of school principals, is very steep for such a niche organisation that only provides workshops and professional development courses for its members.

The question that rises is how does the NLC justify making such a multi-million grant when media is littered with stories of hunger alleviation organisations at local level struggling to feed poor families due to limited financial resources.

The funding of the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association, of over R54 million also raises concerns and the NLC will have to come clean in justifying this massive grant while many NGOs across the country assisting people in desperate need of assistance are unfunded.

The DA will request an urgent meeting of Parliament's portfolio committee on trade and industry with Minister Patel and the NLC in order for them to come clean on the rationale for this massive amount of money to questionable organizations and municipalities.

The public must also know how all this money was actually spent and what benefit the larger community received.

The DA will also continue to place pressure on the NLC to come clean and release the full list of beneficiaries for the last two years.

Millions of South Africans play the lotto every week, thinking that their money is going to be allocated to needy causes - not vanity projects.

ANNEXURE A

Organisations that were funded R 10 Million or > in the last 10 years

Province

ProjectNumber

Project Name

Amount

Year Funded

GP

46761

South African Football Association

R    10 000 000,00

2010

GP

49541

Cricket South Africa

R    10 000 000,00

2011

GP

65759

The Sports Trust

R    10 000 000,00

2012

GP

72934

National Film & Video Foundation

R    10 000 000,00

2014

KZN

81204

UMHLATHUZE MUNICIPALITY

R    10 000 000,00

2015

EC

90857

NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL GRAHAMSTOWN

R    10 000 000,00

2016

EC

113080

DINOSYS NPC

R    10 000 000,00

2018

LP

113081

ZIBSIFUSION NPC

R    10 000 000,00

2018

GP

113733

SPORT FOR SOCIAL CHANGE NETWORK

R    10 000 000,00

2018

GP

75313

South African Sports Confederation & OlympicCommittee

R    10 005 500,00

2014

KZN

86016

Heritage Development Trust

R    10 026 878,00

2015

GP

103446

LIFE FOR IMPACT IN 21ST CENTURY NPC

R    10 106 800,00

2017

LP

72843

Youth Channel Group

R    10 410 000,00

2013

GP

55083

Ubuntu Institute For Young Social Entrepreneurs

R    10 435 525,00

2013

GP

42041

Vuyani Dance Theatre Project

R    10 437 310,00

2010

GP

91912

TINYUNGUBYISENI VATSONGA -MACHANGANA

R    10 830 000,00

2015

LP

74133

Village Tourism Trust

R    10 867 549,35

2015

FS

102592

Konani- Pfunzo Learning Centre

R    11 000 000,00

2016

KZN

75310

KZN ACADEMY OF SPORT

R    11 040 100,00

2014

NW

102592

Konani- Pfunzo Learning Centre

R    11 101 735,00

2016

GP

45846

African Leadership Development Trust

R    11 146 400,00

2010

KZN

54917

Stable Theatre

R    11 285 538,00

2011

LP

108033

I AM MADE FOR GOD'S GLORY NPO

R    11 375 000,00

2018

WC

41175

NICRO

R    11 503 590,00

2010

EC

72553

National Arts Festival Grahamstown

R    11 510 250,00

2013

GP

46687

South African Hockey Association

R    11 555 200,00

2011

FS

42228

Provincial Management Youth Care Centres Free State

R    11 649 204,00

2010

GP

73919

Lamathonsi Entertainment Community Projects

R    11 778 862,01

2013

GP

54963

Nelson Mandela Foundation

R    11 809 585,00

2012

EC

35118

Walter Sisulu University African Music and Heritage Archive

R    11 838 473,89

2010

GP

42534

Committed Artists for Cultural Advancement

R    11 850 689,85

2010

GP

43979

Sparrow Ministries

R    11 858 306,00

2010

GP

56245

Market Theatre Foundation

R    11 880 349,00

2013

GP

77446

The Sport Trust

R    11 910 864,50

2016

GP

74806

Kara Heritage Institute

R    12 000 000,00

2013

NW

73381

Mosekaphofu Cultural Mull

R    12 000 000,00

2014

GP

74735

National Delphic Council Of South Africa

R    12 000 000,00

2014

NW

106185

TAUNG CULTURAL MUSIC AND ARTS EXPO

R    12 000 000,00

2017

KZN

46196

Wildlife And Environment Society Of South Africa

R    12 010 162,00

2011

NC

74299

Phakamani Women's Organisation

R    12 186 225,24

2013

GP

42640

Child Welfare South Africa

R    12 430 190,00

2010

GP

54666

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra

R    12 478 561,00

2013

KZN

56500

Kwa-Mashu Community Advancement Projects

R    12 500 011,00

2013

GP

73108

Seriti Institute

R    12 578 480,00

2014

NW

114338

THUSANANG COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTNPO

R    12 738 560,00

2018

WC

55859

The Arts + Ubuntu Trust

R    12 831 560,00

2013

KZN

73665

Kwamakhutha Community Resource Centre

R    12 886 115,00

2014

GP

104910

THE SOCIAL COHESION TRUST

R    12 888 872,00

2017

 

KZN

74300

Arts and Culture Trust

R    12 911 514,00

2015

 

KZN

113091

MALUSI WESIZWE NPC

R    13 000 000,00

2018

 

EC

113092

SIMINGAYE COMMUNITY PROJECT

R    13 000 000,00

2018

 

LP

113093

HANYANYANI COMMUNITY PROJECT

R    13 000 000,00

2018

 

MP

113099

REITEMOGILE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GROUP

R    13 000 000,00

2018

 

GP

43501

SOS Children's Village Association of the Republicof SA

R    13 255 401,00

2010

 

WC

59130

Badisa

R    13 311 623,00

2013

 

WC

56305

The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association

R    13 322 300,00

2012

 

GP

60213

Hand In Hand Development

R    13 489 080,00

2012

 

GP

68473

S.A Sports Confederation And Olympic Committee(SASCOC)

R    13 500 000,00

2012

 

NC

74464

Kuruman Moffat Mission

R    13 725 006,20

2013

 

GP

62412

South African Table Tennis Board

R    13 748 936,00

2013

 

WC

73656

The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association

R    13 750 000,00

2013

 

GP

74420

National Heritage Project

R    14 000 000,00

2014

 

NW

109203

MADUMELANI COMMUNITY PROJECT

R    14 000 000,00

2018

 

GP

58851

Cancer Association Of South Africa

R    14 272 635,00

2012

 

KZN

60279

Umzinyathi District Municipality

R    14 635 325,94

2013

 

FS

52219

National Museum Bloemfontein

R    14 936 000,00

2011

 

NW

44252

Mankuroane Tech & comm High School

R    14 947 326,00

2010

 

GP

75129

Kagiso Charitable Trust

R    14 999 980,34

2014

 

NW

49332

North West University

R    15 000 000,00

2011

 

LP

59780

Polokwane Municipality

R    15 000 000,00

2011

 

GP

73791

University Of South Africa

R    15 000 000,00

2013

 

WC

55232

THE S A RED CROSS AIR MERCY SERVICETRUST

R    15 000 000,00

2014

 

WC

85942

The SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service Trust

R    15 000 000,00

2015

 

MP

73938

SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT

R    15 000 000,00

2016

 

NC

109204

INQABA YOKULINDA

R    15 000 000,00

2018

 

NW

109211

REGODILE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTORGANISATION

R    15 000 000,00

2018

 

LP

72957

Limpopo Youth Orchestra

R    15 547 693,41

2013

 

EC

41464

EC Philamonic Society

R    15 657 066,89

2010

 

GP

105347

MAVU

R    15 924 960,00

2017

 

GP

92562

OLIPHANT INSTITUTE OF LEADERSHIP

R    15 999 900,00

2016

 

FS

113717

NGANONO MUNTU FOUNDATION

R    16 000 000,00

2018

 

GP

74438

ST. Joseph Ithuteng Campaign

R    16 048 453,10

2015

 

KZN

42142

Durban Music School

R    16 073 085,00

2010

 

GP

59479

The University Of The Witwatersrand Foundation

R    16 246 978,46

2013

 

KZN

46053

African Conservation Trust

R    16 959 431,00

2011

 

GP

75095

The Sports Trust

R    17 000 000,00

2013

 

NC

103628

ABRINA 3641

R    17 000 000,00

2016

 

GP

103629

SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT

R    17 000 000,00

2013

 

GP

103614

DENZHE PRIMARY CARE

R    17 000 000,00

2016

 

GP

75200

South African Sports Confederation & OlympicCommittee

R    17 700 000,00

2013

 

GP

111212

MAKE ME MOVEMENT

R    17 792 000,00

2018

 

MP

102592

Konani- Pfunzo Learning Centre

R    18 000 000,00

2016

 

WC

43166

Restoration of Historical Schools

R    18 487 463,00

2010

 

NW

73383

Tshepo Training And Capacity Building

R    18 641 006,00

2013

 

WC

75092

South African Institute For Drug-Free Sport

R    18 800 000,00

2013

 

NC

72669

Phakamani Woman's Organisation

R    19 594 270,00

2013

 

KZN

74192

AMANDAWE COMMUNITY CARE CENTRE

R    19 645 072,82

2016

 

NW

74044

Mmabana Arts, Culture And Sports Foundation

R    19 845 398,00

2013

 

GP

74436

Pan South African Language Board (PAN SALB)

R    20 000 000,00

2014

 

GP

105425

ATHLETICS SOUTH AFRICA

R    20 372 000,00

2017

 

GP

44478

The Molteno Project

R    20 423 145,00

2011

 

NC

75309

Specialist Agents For Youth

R    20 735 000,00

2014

 

MP

43008

Tirhani Sebenzani Support Group

R    21 306 000,00

2011

 

GP

49560

Black Education Upgrading

R    21 418 100,00

2011

 

GP

80768

South African Sports Confederation & OlympicCommittee

R    21 508 623,21

2015

 

NW

72831

Montshiwa Cultural Village

R    22 355 628,00

2013

 

LP

73678

 

 

MatsilaCommunityDevelopmentTrust

R    22 600 000,00

2 014

 

EC

45622

Afesis-Corplan

R    22 932 241,00

2010

 

FS

106183

SA YOUTH MOVEMENT NPC

R    23 000 000,00

2017

 

KZN

106184

UBUSU NPC

R    23 000 000,00

2017

 

LP

106182

MUSHUMO USHAVHA ZWANDA

R    23 000 000,00

2017

 

MP

106180

MATIENI COMMUNITY CENTRE

R    23 000 000,00

2017

 

NC

106181

LETHABONG OLD AGE

R    23 000 000,00

2017

 

NW

106179

WAR_RNA

R    23 000 000,00

2017

 

GP

105346

NUNNOVATION AFRICA FOUNDATION

R    23 720 000,00

2017

 

GP

104919

ZIBSILOR

R    23 877 838,00

2017

 

KZN

34650

Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwazuluNatal

R    24 526 000,00

2010

 

GP

42592

Something Magic Theatre Organisation

R    24 935 220,00

2010

 

GP

103496

SASCOC

R    24 980 000,00

2016

 

GP

77445

The Sports Trust

R    25 000 000,00

2015

 

LP

103514

SIMBA COMMUNITY DEVELOP FOUNDATION

R    25 089 736,00

2016

 

NC

103236

SOL PLAATJE UNIVERSITY

R    25 911 243,00

2016

 

EC

46691

Cycling South Africa

R    25 955 719,00

2011

 

GP

103288

THE SPORTS TRUST

R    26 000 000,00

2016

 

NW

74305

Thusanang Adventures

R    26 315 176,27

2013

 

MP

103396

UNIVERSITY OF MPUMALANGA

R    27 000 000,00

2016

 

 

WC

73535

The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association

R27320758,64

2 013

 

GP

72584

Ziltrex 207

R    27 500 000,00

2013

 

NC

72827

Phakamani Woman's Organisation

R    28 886 021,24

2013

EC

75291

Border Cricket( Proprietary )Limited

R    30 000 000,00

2014

LP

93868

SOUTH AFRICAN SPORTS ASSOCIATION FORTHE INTELLECTUALLY IMPAIRED

R    30 000 000,00

2015

WC

41261

Cape Town Opera Company

R    31 500 000,00

2010

GP

41961

Jazz Foundation of SA

R    32 272 400,25

2010

WC

46715

South African Rugby Union

R    35 000 000,00

2011

LP

80799

Limpopo Academy Of Sport

R    35 000 131,63

2015

GP

103390

ATHLETICS SOUTH AFRICA

R    36 734 800,00

2016

KZN

81637

Impucuzeko Skills And Training Development

R    38 095 892,50

2015

GP

65759

The Sports Trust

R    39 000 000,00

2014

GP

48962

National Youth Development Agency

R    40 000 000,00

2010

GP

37632

New Lovelife Trust

R    46 161 861,88

2010

GP

35454

The Es'kia Institute

R    46 678 123,00

2010

WC

42229

Badisa

R    49 533 411,00

2013

GP

49543

Flood Disaster Relief

R    50 000 000,00

2014

GP

72798

S.A Sports Confederation And Olympic Committee(SASCOC)

R    50 000 000,00

2013

GP

82993

SASCOC

R    60 000 000,00

2015

 

GP

75079

South African College Principals Organisation

R62690000,00

2 013

GP

98174

SASCOC

R    63 000 000,00

2015

GP

98532

SASCOC

R    70 000 000,00

2016

GP

46723

South African Sports Confederation & OlympicCommittee

R    73 804 000,00

2011

GP

61992

S.A Sports Confederation And Olympic Committee(SASCOC)

R    86 000 000,00

2013

ENDS

Issued by Mike WatersDA Member of Parliament, 22 July 2020