There is a political culture of secrecy in the South African political finance system, particularly in relation to private donations to political parties, that is inconsistent with a constitutional multi-party democratic system founded on principles of accountability, responsiveness and openness. The absence of reform and lack of regulation of private political finances pose severe institutionalised corruption and political inequality risks that need to be addressed urgently. key constitutional principles need to guide the regulation of the role of money in politics in order to develop a more transparent, equal and inclusive political system. Click on the link below to download the pdf report.

Guiding Principles for Political Party Funding Reform in South Africa