08 FEB 2013 00:00 - TABELO TIMSE
The cash-strapped African National Congress says the government must contribute more if it wants to reduce private donors.
In addition, the ANC's financial performance had been "characterised by sharp increases in operational and event costs". Operational costs, especially salaries, travel and accommodation, grew by 125% over the five-year period.
The size of the ANC's paid workforce has also risen steadily, from 234 employees in March 2008 to 352 in March last year. Salary costs over the period more than doubled to R130-million. "The organisation needs to reduce the number of employees," Phosa said, calling for cadres in the government and legislatures to contribute to organisational work.
DA cautious about disclosure
George said the party also made it clear to donors that there could be no favours in return.