IEC done what it could with the Political Party Act

The Electoral Commission says it has done all it can to assist political parties to comply with the Political Party Act that has come into effect on Thursday. The Act, which has been hard-fought for by civil society organisations over the years, provides for political parties to receive state and private funding for their activities, requiring transparency with regards to the latter. The IEC acknowledges, however, that implementation of the legislation by all stakeholders will be a work in progress.