Let’s fix our democracy – with electoral and party funding reform
Do you think citizens should be able to hold their MPs to account? Do you know who funds political parties in South Africa? Who funds the ANC? Who funds the DA? What favours are they doing for those funders?
How much do political campaigns cost?
We have been campaigning for electoral reform and the regulation of party funding as the two issues go hand in hand for a healthier, more functional democracy. Party funding reform will be taking the forefront of our campaign this year.
There are many different ways of regulating donations to political parties and different methods have worked in different countries.
My Vote Counts will be hosting a Public Discussion on what types of regulation would work in South Africa. This discussion will take place on 2 May in Johannesburg, at the Johannesburg Country Club at 11 am
We would like to invite the press, as well as anyone who would like to take part in the discussion. Continue reading …
The MyVoteCounts (MVC) Campaign was launched on 28 July 2012 at the District Six Museum in Cape Town and was attended by more than 40 social activists, all of whom participated in their personal capacities. The occasion was marked by speeches from veteran activist Zackie Achmat, and well-known cartoonist Jonathan ‘Zapiro’ Shapiro. The campaign, founded on democratic principles, aims to increase accountability and transparency within South African politics, particularly in relation to elections, electioneering and campaigning. That day the Campaign established an interim committee of voluntary members who would not be paid for their participation in the campaign but were tasked with the responsibility to establish a working plan for the campaign. Continue reading …
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