Political party funding bill closer to becoming law after National Assembly adopts it

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- news24.com | 2 weeks ago

The National Assembly adopted the Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Bill (PAIA) on Wednesday afternoon and once signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa, political parties will have to disclose private funders who donate more than R100 000 to them.

Last June, the Constitutional Court confirmed a Western Cape High Court ruling that the PAIA was unconstitutional because it did not provide for the disclosure of information about the private funding that political parties receive. The organisation My Vote Counts took the application to court.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng ordered Parliament to amend the PAIA and "take any other measures it deems appropriate" to provide for this within 18 months.

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