ActionSA has emerged as the biggest beneficiary of the donations from the powerful and wealthy family of the Oppenheimers. The party’s performance during election has been massive compare to many political parties.
According to reports, Rebecca Oppenheimer, the granddaughter of mining industrialist Harry Oppenheimer and daughter of Mary Slack, pumped over R3,3 million into the coffers of ActionSA on September 16, two months just before the local government elections.
1/2 Six political parties have made disclosures totalling R 56 880 644.47 during the second quarter. pic.twitter.com/7lvbt2sqCB
— IEC South Africa (@IECSouthAfrica) November 18, 2021
It is reported that donation was the second from the family to a political party to be published by the Independent Electoral Commission, in compliance with the recently promulgated Political Party Funding Act.
The second quarter report on funding shows that ActionSA also received R3,3 million from philanthropist Victoria Freudenheim on 17 September while Jessica Slack-Jell – another granddaughter of Harry Oppenheimer also donated R3,3 million to Mashaba’s party on the same day.
“Another big donor to the party this quarter was entrepreneur and philanthropist Martin Moshal, who coughed out R5 million, also on 17 September,” reported Sunday World.
ActionSA’s donation for the quarter came to total of R16,9 million, which was paid between July and September this year.
“Political parties have disclosed a total of three donations from foreign sources, with a combined value of R 467 007.43. The DA declared two of the donations, valued at R 347 007.43 and ActionSA disclosed a donation of R120 000.00.
“All these foreign donations appear in compliance with the legislative requirements set out in section 8(4) of the Party Funding Act. According to the declarations by both the receiving parties and the donors themselves, the donations were used for policy development, training, and skills development of party officials,” the IEC statement said.