Political parties miss deadline to disclose funds over R100k as IEC dithers to enforce Act

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Most political parties have failed to submit its funding information to the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) two months after the first deadline to do so had elapsed.

This came to light during the IEC's Political Party Liaison Committee (PLC) meeting on Thursday where the IEC was reported to have refused to commit to when this process would be completed, let alone get under way. 

According to Chapter 3, Section 9 of the Political Party Funding Act, political parties are supposed to disclose - on a quarterly basis to the IEC - funds of more than R100 000 they had received. 

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