Provincial legislatures have already paid out huge amounts to South Africa's political parties, despite warnings that it might be unconstitutional.
The ANC wants members deployed in government to help raise more funds and donate part of their salary, according to the financial report.
Some in the ANC have inflated room prices in the Free State for the Mangaung conference, but the leadership has rented school and university hostels.
With just one week to go until ANC delegates descend upon Mangaung, we chat to our politics team about their predictions for the all-important conference.
It's all pointing to a Jacob Zuma victory come December, and those outside the president's camp are mulling over their futures.
Cash and cars are allegedly being used to get into the youth league's upper echelons, writes Charles Molele and Matuma Letsoalo.
Tokyo Sexwale's company will score up to R150-million from Absa Bank's Batho Bonke 'broad-based' scheme.
Mathews Phosa, the man likely to lose control of the ANC's purse strings come Mangaung, is now one of the proponents of party funding reform.
ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa has moved to assure the international community that the ANC doesn't intend changing policy on nationalisation.
ANC's treasurer Mathews Phosa wants to increase taxpayers' financial support for political parties - while forcing parties to reveal funding sources.
While the ANC's appeals committee has upheld the majority of the ANCYL suspensions, Malema and his co-accused can still present mitigating evidence.
The ANC has taken issue with a news report that its chairperson Baleka Mbete has been slated for giving details about the cost of its centenary party.
President Jacob Zuma and the ANC appear to be conflicted as complex relationships between President Zuma and King Mswati's clique emerge.
Another politician's sudden death adds to the madness in Mpumalanga's politics.
A company with deep links to the ANC has emerged as the key factor in the row between steel giant Arcelor Mittal, and mining house Kumba Iron Ore.
Personality politics is so painful to watch when politicians assume their personalities are anything other than unbearable.
The stand-in president is one of the only people who can heal the party's wounds.
Will the new president, Kgalema Motlanthe, come under pressure from Luthuli House to lean on the NPA not to appeal?
Poverty is colour blind, and black and white people need to work together to eradicate it, ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa said on Friday.
"He's behaving like Cosatu belongs to him," muttered one observer. It was a reference to Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi -- the high-spirited, joke-cracking star of the show at the federation's recent central committee (CC) meeting. Everything was going Vavi's way.