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Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. (File: Nasief Manie)
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. (File: Nasief Manie)

Johannesburg – Treasury in a democratic country must remain independent, ANC NEC member Naledi Pandor said on Monday.

She appeared to disagree with a proposal made at the ANC’s national policy conference last week, that the budget and resource allocation be made the responsibility of the Presidency. 

“There is no way in which a Presidency will have capacity that Treasury has to design and present a budget. It’s just not possible, nor will it be a desirable approach,” Pandor said at a briefing about the ANC's policy conference that ended last week.

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