[LISTEN] Why IEC and Casac are travelling to the UK over political party funding

This week the National Assembly approved the Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Bill.

The bill compels political parties and independent candidates to make information available about donations of more than R100,000.

Next week the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) accompanied by Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution's (Casac's) Lawson Naidoo will visit the United Kingdom next week to understand how the UK has implemented its Private Party Funding legislation.

The purpose of the short study visit to the United Kingdom next week is to learn more about the mechanisms that they have put in place to regulate private funding of political parties, what sort of disclosure requirements they have of political parties and how they collect and disseminate that information.

Lawson Naidoo, Executive secretary - Casac

The devil is in the detail and in the manner of implementation which is why the IEC are very concerned about how they put mechanisms in place to ensure that the intent of the legislation is met.

Lawson Naidoo, Executive secretary - Casac

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