Political parties pushing to amend funding transparency act - even before it kicks in

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The first sitting of the National Assembly, on 27 May, after lockdown was announced two months before.
The first sitting of the National Assembly, on 27 May, after lockdown was announced two months before.
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Political parties are already gunning for an amendment to an Act that will more strictly regulate their funding and force them to disclose who their donors are.

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday said that the Political Party Funding Act of 2018 will come into force on 1 April, and ahead of the local government elections scheduled for later this year.

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