In The Media: Party Political Funding
Since PARI’s 15 August submission to the Parliamentary Ad Hoc Committee on political party funding, the committee has already met to review a draft bill to regulate the way parties are financed.
The draft bill provides for the establishment of a multi-party democracy fund, to be administered by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), which will manage private donations to parties.
The draft bill will be gazetted, giving the public three weeks to comment, followed by a fresh round of public hearings.
Follow media coverage of the process:
20170815 Parliamentary Monitoring Group Committee hearing notes
20170815 EWN – Parliament hears political party funding should be regulated
20170815 Business Live – State-owned entities should not donate to political parties
20170816 Daily Maverick – Secret funding of SA politics, Is the party over?
20170816 EWN – Advocacy groups want transparency around private party donations
20170914 EWN – Parly to gazette draft bill to regulate political party funding
20170927 Times Live – Political parties must disclose their private funders‚ court rules
20170927 News24 – Political parties should disclose private funding – court ruling
20170927 EWN – Political party funding committee welcomes High Court ruling
20170927 Daily Maverick – Party-Political Funding: Court affirms the citizens’ right to transparency, but the road is still long