The level of corruption and related scandals in South African politics has reached critical levels, with media reports detailing new scandals every other day. It is, therefore, unsurprising that party finance and political corruption have become the subject of extensive public discourse, which has raised the need for political party finance reform. Since electoral and political processes can be corrupted by forces such as money, it is control its influence in order to ensure that a few rich people do not buy political power and influence through their support of political parties. Anti-corruption legislation can prove useful in fostering greater transparency and accountability in political party activities, especially in the area of party funding. Click on the link below to download the pdf report.

Political Party Funding and Corruption and the need for Legislative Reform in South Africa