Up until recently, political parties have mostly been united in their opposition to transparency of their private funding.
On 27 March 2018, the National Assembly adopted the Political Party Funding Bill. Twelve out of thirteen political parties represented in Parliament were in support of adopting the Bill.
On 27 June, the National Council of Provinces adopted the Bill with no amendments. This of course marking a historic moment in our political and electoral sphere.
This Bill is the first drafted legislation to provide for and regulate private funding to political parties. In addition, the Bill includes a disclosure regime for private donations received by political parties.
My Vote Counts welcomes the adoption of the Bill without amendments, but will still be campaigning for these amendments to be made on a later stage.
Dear President Cyril Ramaphosa We write to you as civil society organisations working in the interest of upholding democracy and improving our political system through greater transparency. The gap in political party financial disclosure and monitoring regulation in...read more