The ANC’s leadership wants to lobby other parties represented in Parliament to support their plans to amend the Act. Among other changes, the ruling party wants to expand the annual threshold for disclosure from R100,000 to R250,000 or R500,000. If successful, this will mean that only donations above R250,000 or R500,000 in a year will need to be disclosed. This is despite the Zondo Commission showing how influence can be bought with as little as R100,000 and below. They also want the upper-limit a single donor can donate to a party per year to be increased from R15 million to R50m – R100m, or just be scrapped entirely. This would allow private capital to wield an absurd amount of influence over parties.

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