Court rules that political parties be compelled to disclose private funding

The Western Cape High Court made a ruling on the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA), that Parliament must make provisions for political parties to be able to disclose the origins of their funding.

Chairperson of the Ad-hoc committee on Political party funding, Vincent Smith spoke to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about their mandate which is in line with this court ruling.

What we said is that the IEC must manage all funds. Currently the IEC dispenses funds to political parties on a formula but it was not given the responsibility to monitor, manage and supervise funds that were made directly to parties.

Vincent Smith, Chairperson of the Ad-hoc committee on Political party funding

This Act says all political parties must disclose all funds they have received directly from private donors to IEC. This would make it possible for the IEC to make this information available to all South Africans.

Vincent Smith, Chairperson of the Ad-hoc committee on Political party funding

We are saying that it should be compulsory for the IEC, on an annual basis, put out to all South Africans this information which shouldn't be on request, it must be there on a platform that is accessible to all South Africans.

Vincent Smith, Chairperson of the Ad-hoc committee on Political party funding

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