I do declare, these political parties are having us on


I do declare, these political parties are having us on

If R30m is all top political parties can siphon from donors, something is definitely rotten in the state of parliament


The Independent Electoral Commission has finally revealed details of donations made to political parties in SA, and the numbers are, er, well, they’re definitely numbers.

Under the Political Party Funding Act, in force since April this year, all parties must declare any donation above R100,000, and on Thursday the IEC put its cards — and receipts — on the table.

For those of us who expected the loot to look like the contents of a storage unit in Breaking Bad, however, there was disappointment, with figures less Walter White the drug lord than Walter White the high school teacher, as just three parties declared a combined total of a mere R30m cobbled together over the last quarter...

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