Should internal party campaign funding be disclosed?

My Vote Counts political systems researcher Zahira Grimwood says more transparency and accountability is needed from party leaders and any individual contesting elections where funding is concerned.

There have been increased calls for individuals campaigning in their political parties to disclose who their funders are following the Public Protector's findings about Bosasa's payment into the Cyril Ramaphosa CR17 campaign account.

While the organisation won its case for political parties to disclose their elections campaign funders, Grimwood explains why more transparency is needed.

If the president were to uphold principles of transparency and accountability, he would have actually answered the question on Sunday evening effectively if he was able to tell us where he received that funding from and give us a reason as to why he would need to raise such funds.

Zahira Grimwood, Political systems researcher - My Vote Counts

The issue when it comes to political parties is that there isn't strong regulations when it comes to how they conduct their internal affairs.

Zahira Grimwood, Political systems researcher - My Vote Counts

It is not only a matter of where is the money coming from but then a question of where is the money going to. We need more transparency and accountability from our party leaders.

Zahira Grimwood, Political systems researcher - My Vote Counts

Click on the link below to hear more....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
ACDP claims new sex education program promotes oral sex to pre-teens

ACDP claims new sex education program promotes oral sex to pre-teens

The party says the curriculum encourages unsafe sex programmes and has given government an ultimatum to scrap the program.

Police investigating chilling discovery of 20 coffins in Orange Grove

Police investigating chilling discovery of 20 coffins in Orange Grove

Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela says they have not made any arrests yet.

Probe launched into why Monument High School failed to report bullying incident

Probe launched into why Monument High School failed to report bullying incident

In a video circulated on social media, one pupil is seen dragging and pushing another.

Vanderbijlpark woman pepper-sprayed while breastfeeding

Vanderbijlpark woman pepper-sprayed while breastfeeding

Itumeleng Tsoeua says an angry motorist complained about the way she parked when they threatened her.

[LISTEN] Marikana miners remembered

[LISTEN] Marikana miners remembered

Thousands of people gathered at the koppie on Friday to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the Marikana massacre.

[LISTEN] Siblings to take legal action after being wrongfully arrested

[LISTEN] Siblings to take legal action after being wrongfully arrested

Sisters Emmarangia and Zula Adaama spent five days in police custody when they were accused of being illegal migrants.

Popular articles
'Aarto Amendment Act takes away right to be tried before an ordinary court'

'Aarto Amendment Act takes away right to be tried before an ordinary court'

Justice Project South Africa chairperson Howard Dembovsky explains what the new bill will mean to motorists.

'CR17 leaks have damaged Ramaphosa's political integrity '

'CR17 leaks have damaged Ramaphosa's political integrity '

Political analyst Dr Somadoda Fikeni weighs in on President Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC election campaign.

Feeling tired of life and burnt-out? You may want to check this out

Feeling tired of life and burnt-out? You may want to check this out

Bruce Whitfield interviews Judy Klipin, author of “Recover from Burnout: Life Lessons to Regain your Passion and Purpose”.

'I get anxious when people talk to me about money'

'I get anxious when people talk to me about money'

Bruce Whitfield interviews comedian Anne Hirsch about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Benguela Global Fund Managers is buying Naspers, Standard Bank and Pick n Pay

Benguela Global Fund Managers is buying Naspers, Standard Bank and Pick n Pay

Zwelakhe Mnguni (CIO at Benguela Global Fund Managers) shares his stock picks of the week: Naspers, Standard Bank and Pick n Pay.

'Debt relief law may cause banks to stop lending to lower-income clients'

'Debt relief law may cause banks to stop lending to lower-income clients'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Cas Coovadia, Managing Director at the Banking Association of South Africa.

[WATCH] Father and daughter dance-off changes tune when she starts twerking

[WATCH] Father and daughter dance-off changes tune when she starts twerking

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Gauteng Liquor Act prohibits passengers drinking in vehicles, says MMC Sun

Gauteng Liquor Act prohibits passengers drinking in vehicles, says MMC Sun

When you do take a taxi, drink at your destination and not in the cars, says City of Johannesburg MMC for Safety Micheal Sun.