The Chief Electoral Officer of the Electoral Commission invites stakeholders and interested parties to submit written submissions on the proposed regulations for the Political Party Funding Act.
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The Political Party Funding Act provides for and regulates the public and private funding of political parties, in particular:
the establishment and management of Represented Political Parties’ Fund and the Multiparty Democracy Fund;
to prohibit certain donations made directly to political parties;
to regulate disclosure of donations accepted;
to determine the duties of political parties in respect of funding;
to provide for powers and duties of the Commission;
to provide for administrative fines;
to repeal the Public Funding of Represented Political Parties Act, 1997; and
provide for transitional matters.
The Draft Political Party Funding Regulations 2019, read in conjunction with Schedule 2 of the Act, are intended to give effect to these provisions and cover all chapters of the Act except Chapter 5 which deals with enforcement.
The implementation plan for the Act is to phase in the Act over a period of three years in line with the availability of funding and capacity in the Electoral Commission.
First to come into effect will be Chapters 1 – 4 which deal with the establishment of the Represented Political Party Fund (RPPF) and the Multiparty Democracy Fund (MDF), direct funding of political parties and disclosure of such funding, and the duties of political parties respectively, and Chapter 6 which deals with general provisions. Chapter 5 will be implemented later.
Among the key provisions of the prescript is the requirement on political parties and donors to make separate disclosures of all donations in excess of the declaration threshold of R100 000 per year.
The Electoral Commission is currently developing an electronic online submission system to facilitate easy and efficient declarations.
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I want full transparency of funding behind political parties but also there seems to be a vagueness surrounding how much the government supports these parties. That must be clear as well. I don't think the government should be using tax funds for funding political parties in the slightest.
No I do not
You cannot fund political party and expects nothing in return.This lead to more corruption
Yes I do
Current government gets paid by other countries to allow infiltration of foreign nationals up north to become citizens and vote for current government only.
This is happening since 1994 and is strategy for systematic state takeover.
Why do foreigners vote for current government?
They are promissed gold, land jobs etc..
The political party funding act should declare their funding among-st the relevant people, and these funding's should be used for the development of our country and create opportunities for our country to flourish.
No I do not
Tax's payers money is to build school, clinics, hospitals, roads infrastructure, South Africa got most of money from tax 's pay without tax and South Africa will collapse in second, Most of taxpayers are very poor, they salary is hands to mouth while politicians and CEO earn extremely high salary,Politians should give 10% or 5% of MP salary to they parties not being given money by poor taxpayers please. Politicians should ask money from CEO that earn extremely high salary for doing nothing in south Africa not taxpayers why=taxpayers are very poor while CEO are rich to the core by given higher salary by the board members. Equality in south africa will never end because poor Wil forever be poor while rich Wil always be rich.
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