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MVC says all party donations must be accounted for
My Vote Counts is turning to the Western Cape High Court in a bid to have the shortcomings of the Promotion of Access to Information Act addressed. The organisation says the public can only properly hold their elected representatives accountable if they are sufficiently informed, and PAIA is inadequate in this specific context.
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Nkandla bill to be settled in 45 days
The Constitutional Court has approved the amount of R7.8-million which the National Treasury had determined must be repaid by President Jacob Zuma, after he improperly benefited from non-security upgrades to his personal residence - at the taxpayer's expense,
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Xolobeni mining now in local hands
The Australian company involved in the controversial Xolobeni titanium mining application has announced its withdrawal from the project - but too late for Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe. The anti-mining activist and community leader was shot dead in front of his young son in March - we were part of a group of NGOs who demanded justice for him, and issued a letter two months later lamenting the lack of action in resolving the murder.

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MVC says all party donations must be accounted for

My Vote Counts (MVC) has embarked on the next step in its fight for transparency in political party funding in South Africa. The organisation is advocating for complete transparency and reform of the funding of all political parties, making it mandatory for all parties to disclose where their money is coming from, thereby giving all citizens the chance to Read more >

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CW’s Bua Mzansi campaign bears fruit

EDITORIAL First published in Business Day Protector selection too important to be left to MPs The full list of nominees to replace Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will be announced on Tuesday. But the fact that 72 nominations have been received is a welcome reflection of the degree of interest and engagement in this very important Read more >

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