Former Generations actress, Carol Bouwer who acted as Kgomotso on the show has been caught up in the National Lotteries Commission corruption scandal after it was discovered that she received R7million from the Lottery – and she, nor the commission could not explain how the money got into her business.
Carol Bouwer left Generations in 1996 and started her own television production company called Carol Bouwer Productions.
She has been one of Mzansi’s successful businesswomen.
After the recent Lottery scandal, investigations into the commission has revealed that a non-profit organization, Venalor – whose director is Carol Bouwer, dubiously received a whooping R7million from the Lottery.
Documents that the publication got hold of reveal that in the 2018/2019 financial year, the company she directs receive R4.7 million.
In August of the same year, R2 million was also sent to the company account.
The last transaction made was of R292,300 made in November 2019. This brings all monies received to R7, 064,480.
But all the three company directors and the National Lotteries Commission could not explain what the money was meant for or how it was used.
Talking to GroundUp, the 45-year-old actress and presenter turned businesswoman who happens to be an ambassador of South Africa’s Influential Women’s Forum in UNICEF said the money was meant as a grant from the NLC.
She said her non-profit organization that happens not to have any digital print on the internet works with marginalized communities including the LGBTQ. This is where the money went towards, she said.
“..we have signed a grant agreement with the NLC, so everything about our projects is contained in the progress reports we have submitted to NLC. Furthermore, we not only have widespread media coverage of the funded projects – all bearing NLC branding so our clients may be aware of the support, but we also use social media to create visibility of their support,” she told GroundUp.