South Africa elections

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Party funding act useless if not enacted
It is important for the Political Party Funding Act to be brought into operation as soon as possible, writes constitutional expert Pierre de Vos. Furthermore, voters can only make informed decisions on who to vote for if they know who donates to political parties.
It is important for the Political Party Funding Act to be brought into operation as soon as possible, writes constitutional expert Pierre de Vos. Furthermore, voters can only make informed decisions on who to vote for if they know who donates to political parties.

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CW defends IPID independence in McBride matter
Corruption Watch requested admittance as amicus curiae in the matter of Robert McBride and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate vs the Minister of Police and the Portfolio Committee on Police in the National Assembly. Our interest stems from ensuring the independence of the portfolio committee that must appoint his replacement, and that the committee does its work properly.
Corruption Watch requested admittance as amicus curiae in the matter of Robert McBride and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate vs the Minister of Police and the Portfolio Committee on Police in the National Assembly. Our interest stems from ensuring the independence of the portfolio committee that must appoint his replacement, and that the committee does its work properly.

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SONA 2019: govt to set up new anti-corruption units
In his second state of the nation address, delivered last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa promised to build on the anti-corruption strategy that is slowly gathering momentum in government. A new investigative directorate within the NPA, mandatory ethics courses, and a unit to ensure consequences for breach of government processes are some of the tactics he announced.

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SONA 2019: govt to set up new anti-corruption units

By Kwazi Dlamini Delivering his second state of the nation address (SONA) last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa promised a new investigative directorate within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to deal directly with serious corruption and related offences amid the increasingly shocking revelations coming out of the currently sitting Zondo Commission of Inquiry.  “In broad terms, Read more >

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Party funding act useless if not enacted

By Pierre de Vos First published on Constitutionally Speaking Political parties in South Africa tend to resemble Eskom: they burn through piles of cash but seldom deliver as promised. Some of this cash comes from “donations” made to political parties (or to political leaders) by individuals and businesses (think Gavin Watson and Bosasa or Adriano Read more >

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