IEC awaits president’s go-ahead to implement party funding act
President wants to clarify budgetary issues and waits for home affairs to complete preparations
The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said this week that it had briefed President Cyril Ramaphosa on its readiness to implement the Party Political Funding Act six months ago and is awaiting his decision for when the act will be implemented.
Parliament passed the act in 2018 and Ramaphosa assented to it January 2019. Before it could be put into operation, the IEC, which will administer the act, was required to establish structures and business systems, after which an implementation date could be set...