What about the Political Party Funding Act?

The Political Party Funding Bill was developed by a parliamentary committee and formally introduced in Parliament in 2017. President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Bill into law (became the Political Party Funding Act) on the 22nd of January 2021 and came into effect on the 1st of April 2021.

Many believe that this piece of legislation will enhance transparency and accountability in South Africa.

In this infographic, we explain what the Act intends to do and how it is beneficial for you as a member of the electorate (voter).

What are your thoughts on the Bill? Do you think it will promote transparency and accountability? Let us know in the comments section!

Political party funding act

See the Independent Electoral Commission's Quarter 1 report on funding declarations from political parties here.


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