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PORFOLIO COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS
23 OCTOBER 1997
PUBLIC FUNDING OF POLITICAL PARTIES BILL ([B67B – 97])
The committee decided not to change the preamble. All the amendments were basically agreed to after a few clarifications. The Chairperson, Pravin Gordhan, invited Richard Calland (IDASA) to comment on the "journey" of the Bill. Calland said that he would appreciate a commitment from the parties to transparency when using public funds. Parties should not pay lip-service to transparency and accountability.
An ANC MP reiterated that his party had not taken a conclusive position in so far as the funding of the political parties is concerned.
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