Is Bosasa the Start of South African Party Funding Revelations?
Democratic Alliance chief whip John Steenhuisen has pointed to tobacco mogul Adriano Mazzotti and the controversial Gupta family as financial backers of the Economic Freedom Fighters and Black First, Land First leader Andile Mngxitama respectively, adding that, if not regulated properly, politics could become a terrible place where money displaced the interests of citizens. This comes after a face-off between Cyril Ramaphosa and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane over a campaign donation the President received from Bosasa's Gavin Watson during 2017. Questions over party funding have gained traction in recent months with public hearings into the draft regulations for the Political Party Funding Act due to be held.
South Africa's houses of parliament in Cape Town (file photo).
President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched a court challenge against claims by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane that he lied to Parliament about a donation he received from Bosasa's ... Read more »
Constitutional Court Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has ruled that political parties must disclose their private funding to the public. This comes after the Economic Freedom ... Read more »
The National Assembly has adopted the Political Party Funding Bill, which will pave the way for political parties to declare who funds them. The official opposition party, the ... Read more »