As the Electoral Commission (IEC) prepares to hold stakeholder engagements on the recently passed bill on political party funding, constitutional law expert, Phephelaphi Dube has raised a potential loophole in the new law.
President Cyril Ramaphosa wants a thorough analysis of the Public Audit Amendment and the Political Party Funding bills before signing them into law.
The Constitutional Court has ruled that political parties should disclose their private funders to the public.
Political parties are debating in Parliament the funding bill.
The costs of establishing a Multi-Party Funding Unit within the Independent Elections Committee (IEC) will be unaffordable and exorbitant.