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ancCity Press reports that writes that if ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile has his way, the political party will not employ more staff, and it will cut back on bling events and ditch some of its expensive programmes.  

The party, which celebrated its 108th anniversary in Kimberley on Saturday, is reported to be going through a financial slump that saw it fail to pay its staff last month’s salaries on time.  In the past, it has had to be taken to court for nonpayment of services rendered for its lavish celebrations.  Mashatile said the party had made a decision to rework its budget and how it operated, and also investigate whether its staff numbers were correct for a modern ANC.  He advised that the party would be bringing in a financial consulting company to conduct a thorough assessment of where cuts should be made.  “We have appointed a company to do the reorganisation of the ANC.  We need look at our offices, see what key portfolios need to be filled and so on.  From there, we will know what the right size is for the modern ANC that we are building.  We do not want to retrench people, but we are going to ensure that there is not continuous employment, which will blow up our salary bill,” Mashatile said.  He guaranteed that there would be no retrenchments:  “We are going to avoid growth of personnel, so we want to rightsize the organisation.  We do not want to retrench people, but we are going to ensure that there is not continuous employment, which will blow up our salary bill.”

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Queenin Masuabi at City Press


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