Donations to parties falls under spotlight

CATEGORY: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery
DATE: 24 March 2013

The R9 million donation by SABMiller to six political parties ahead of the next national election in 2014 has placed the spotlight on corporate funding of the governing party and the five major opposition parties, while raising concerns of influence peddling by big business.

Cope MP Juliana Kilian said her party believed in transparency of donations to fight influence peddling.

Source: Sunday Argus Business