DA Tops Campaign Funding Total With Biggest Share of R40M for 6 Parties, Including ANC

DA Tops Campaign Funding Total With Biggest Share of R40M for 6 Parties, Including ANC

  • Political parties in South Africa are gearing up for 2024 with election campaigns all over the country
  • Six political parties, including ANC, Democratic Alliance (DA), Freedom Front Plus and Patriotic Alliance, have revealed how much they got in donations
  • The DA is leading the pack out of the millions that all the political parties received from various funders

JOHANNESBURG - The DA has the upper hand when it comes to election campaign budgets. The leader of the Western Cape topped the list with the most donations.

DA led by John Steenhuissen got the most donation for 2024 campaign
DA beat ANC and more to get the most donations for the 2024 election campaigns. Image: Gallo Images / Gulshan Khan
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Some of the biggest political parties in South Africa got a sum of R40 million. John Steenhuissen's DA is second to none in attracting funders.

DA gets most 2024 election campaign funding

The DA received R15 million out of the R40 million rand donations.

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According to eNCA, political parties donated for the e Second Quarter Disclosure Report of the current financial year. The parties included ANC, Freedom Front Plus Patriotic Alliance, DA, IFP and Action SA.

The South Africans are amazed by DA

Many people commented, and some had compliments for the DA. Some people were curious about who donated to the Democratic Alliance.

Faith Smith commented:

"At least it is not stolen from South Africans."

Ian Lawrie said:

"Why can they not tell us who their largest donors are? This buying of political influence, especially if it's not transparent, is a huge problem in so called Democracies."

Roshnee Powardi wrote:

"Congratulations DA let's make this country whole again."

Sidewalker KaMalandela added:

"Even if it;s donations was R15B, angeke nize nibuse dear DA."

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Katlego Zakade speculated:

"America business they really want to control South Africa.:

Lesiba Majestic added:

"Obviously from their foreign masters."

ANC bankruptcy rumours

While the DA gets the most money for their election run for 2023, the ANC is in a different boat. Rumours were swirling that the ANC is nearly bankrupt.

DA’s criticism of Eskom tender sparks debate

Briefly News previously reported that The Democratic Alliance sunk its teeth into power utility Eskom for issuing a tender for a new logo. The opposition party believes that not only is this wasteful, but their decision to give this tender is confusing given the possibility of loadshedding looming on the horizon. South Africans think it's a brilliant idea but believe the tender should be given to the people.

According to News24, the tender seeks proposals for designing a new logo and creating a corporate brand for Eskom over five years.

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The DA's shadow minister of public enterprises, Ghaleb Cachalia, slammed Eskom for the tender and accused the utility of wasteful expenditure.

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