My Vote Counts launched an interactive online tool — Whose Vote Counts? which aims to provide information about who private political donors are and what we know about their business interests.
Since 2021, 22% (over R61 million) of all disclosed private funding donations has been from the mining industry followed by the energy industry at 19.4% (R54 million), and 16% from online gambling businessman, Martin Moshal (just over R44 million). Whose Vote Counts? was developed by Open Up to assist voters, NGOs, and journalists when tracking and assessing the relationships between donors and parties. With Whose Vote Counts?, you can see not only the sources of funding to political parties and their numerous interests, but also understand in more detail how trusts are set up to fund political parties. It does this through graphs and other visuals.
Click here to explore the tool.