Committee probing party funding extends submission deadline

2017-07-22 12:22
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Cape Town - Parliament's committee on the funding of political parties has extended its deadline for public submissions and comments on how political parties are financed to Monday.

The ad hoc committee, established by the National Assembly on June 6, originally intended for written submissions to close on Friday.

But its chairperson Vincent Smith said the deadline for submissions will be extended to close of business on Monday, after the committee received requests asking for more time.

After written submissions are received, the committee will schedule oral presentations.

The committee consists of 11 members, with six from the ANC, two from the DA, and one each from the EFF, the FF Plus and the IFP.

According to its brief, it will investigate how the public and private funding of political parties represented in national and provincial legislatures takes place, and whether legislation governing such financing should be amended. 

It will also consider whether private funding of political parties, and their investment entities, should be regulated.  

The committee must report back to the National Assembly by the end of November.

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