#MyVoteCounts has report on private donors of political parties revealed how and where the major parties contesting in the May elections have been funded. This comes at a time when transparency into political funding has been passed into law.
JOHANNESBURG - Transparency into political funding has recently been signed into law and experts are ready to weigh in on how new information will affect voting in the upcoming elections.
My Vote Counts has reported on private donors of political parties and revealed how and where the major parties contesting in the May elections have been funded.
The list includes questionable business people and a host of multinational companies.
It was created using publicly available knowledge and could be out of date in some instances according to the compliers.
My Vote Counts Director, Joel Bregman said the report is unique because all the information is compiled in one document showing the patterns of donations.
In January, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Party Funding Bill into law.
The bill was meant to start operating on 1 April, but has not yet been put into effect.
Professor Mia Swart, research director of the Democracy and Governance Unit of the Human Sciences Research Council said the public has been demonstrated to be loyal to the ANC in spite of evidence of corruption.
Swart encouraged young voters to read widely and inform themselves before they take to the polls.