Opinion

The ANC dare not renege on its commitment to transparent democracy

18 October 2020 - 00:00 By Mavuso Msimang

Last week, the Sunday Times carried a front-page story (https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/news/2020-10-11-anc-seeks-taxpayer-millions-as-private-funders-close-taps/) in which Paul Mashatile, treasurer-general of the ANC, stated that his party was planning to request the exchequer to substantially increase government funding for political parties.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with that proposition, if the political parties make a convincing case to support it. Political parties constitute a vital cog in the functioning of a democratic system...

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