Concerns Over Party Funding

Political analyst, Steven Friedman, says the lack of regulation in political party funding is the biggest threat to democracy in South Africa.

Political analyst and director at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Johannesburg, Steven Friedman, says the lack of regulation in political party funding is the biggest threat to democracy in South Africa.

Friedman points out that the lack of regulation of political party funding left "a big gaping loophole" in the fight against corruption and held the potential for criminalising politics.

In a similar vein, head of the corruption and governance unit at the Institute for Security Studies, Hennie Van Vuuren, favours the introduction of a regulatory framework to create a "central democratic fund" where everyone wanting to contribute to a political party places their donation.

To read the article titled, “Poor funding laws hurt SA,” click here.
 

 
 
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