The African National Congress (ANC) has agreed that the private funding of political parties should be made public. The party says a lack of transparency fuels perceptions of undue influence and corruption regarding the funding. ANC Treasurer-General Zweli Mkhize was making a presentation before the Parliamentary Ad Hoc Committee on[…]
The ANC’s call for increased financial support for political parties in Parliament has received support from a wide range of organisations that emphasised strict regulation to promote transparency and accountability. The majority of the 17 submissions received by Parliament’s ad hoc committee on political party funding have called for a[…]
A group of civil society activists will launch a court bid to expose the secret funding of political parties. The court application has been launched by My Vote Counts (MVC) a non-profit company campaigning to improve the accountability, transparency and inclusiveness of elections, and political groups in South Africa. This[…]
A ruling against an application that would have forced political parties to disclose the identity of its funders has been branded “disappointing” by the NPO that launched the bid; My Vote Counts. The Constitutional Court ruled that the matter, which sought to have legislation enacted on the issue should have[…]
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