The issue of funding to political parties was in the spotlight again last week, after ANC Chief Whip Stone Sizani accused the DA of remaining silent on the situation in Gaza because the party had received funding from Israeli-aligned individuals. Currently, South African political parties are not obliged to disclose the origins of private donations. Earlier this month, the My Vote Counts campaign launched an application at the Constitutional Court to try to compel Parliament to pass legislation to change this. By REBECCA DAVIS.