Sanef, amaBhungane welcome ruling on political parties funding

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The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) and the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism (amaBhungane)  have welcomed  the ruling by the Constitutional Court on the public and media’s right to know details about the private funding of political parties and independent political candidates.

The bill was passed in the National Assembly three months ago.

In its ruling the court confirmed a Western Cape High Court judgment which found the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) constitutionally invalid for failing to make this private political funding information available to the public.

The Constitutional Court challenge was brought by non-profit organisation “My Vote Counts”. Click below to read the full statement: