UKZN’s Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity (ccrri) hosted a seminar and the launch of Paying for Politics: Party Funding and Political Change in South Africa and the Global South, a book exploring the relationship between money and politics, on October 26. The research for the book was funded by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
Two contributors to the book, Mr Sam Sole, an investigative journalist for the Mail and Guardian and Professor Anthony Butler from Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand spoke at the seminar. The Deputy Mayor of the eThekwini Municipality, Mr Logie Naidoo was also present.
Key issues in the financing of South African political parties, including one-party dominance, party-controlled businesses, corruption, and public financing, are explored in the book by leading analysts, academics and journalists. “The book will be of interest to all those who care for the future of South Africa’s democracy,” say the authors.