The Campaign

CORRECTION OF MVC POSITION ON SIDIKIWE! VUKANI! VOTE CAMPAIGN

On 15 APRIL 2014 the Vote Campaign was launched in Johannesburg. The campaign, launched by prominent ANC stalwarts, anti-aprtheid activists and several civil society organisations, intends to encourage people to send a strong message primarily to the ANC but to all political parties that those in power must listen to and serve the people, ‘[t]his campaign is about concerned South African citizens VOTING in defense of their hard earned democracy. It is not a No Vote.’
The final press statement included MVC is an initial signatory. This is incorrect.
MVC had invited Mr Kasrils to present the Vukani Campaign at it’s Party funding workshop on Monday 14 April, which it hosted with the Awethu! Platform. Although MVC regards the Vukani Campaign as an important contribution towards deepening democracy and encouraging voters to think about the ways in which they can participate in the 7 May elections, MVC ultimately decided that it will not endorse the campaign because of concerns about the way in which spoilt ballots are calculated.
For more information please contact Ntsiki Baqwa on 0739723286

Is South Africa’s Electoral System in Urgent Need of Change?

Gregory Solik Coordinator of MVC , is an independent writer and  political reform advocate
working. He holds a BA and LLB from UCT. His research fields include judicial reform and political party finance.

He wrote an article for HSF, click on the link below to read.

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MVC will be part of the panel discussion on why we don’t know who funds our political parties, why it’s important, and what you can do about it.

The Right2Know Campaign and the Wits Department of Journalism and Media Studies will host an expert panel discussion on why we don’t know who funds our political parties, why it’s important, and what you can do about it. This panel will consists of experts in academia, civil society and politicians, and

The questions put to them are …

  • Who funds our politics?
  • What do these funders expect in return?
  •  Why do all our political parties keep secret who donates what to each of their organisations?

 

For more information regarding the panel discussion, click here on the link below to view the Invitation

Invite for political party funding event – April 2014