The alliance political council made up of the ANC, SACP, Cosatu and Sanco, have decided that all their leaders must declare their assets and incomes. This follows a two-day meeting held on Sunday and Monday. "The meeting agreed that all alliance partners will institute a standing process to have their individual leaders at all levels, starting at the national level, to declare their assets and incomes," the council said in a statement. "The alliance and its components will also institute regular and random life-style audits." It said this would contribute to reasserting the integrity of the alliance and went hand-in-hand with implementing its July 2015 alliance summit declaration on tackling what it calls "corporate-capture" within the movement and the state. The council has also called for legislation to regulate political party funding. Last week, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa made a similar call when he said greater transparency in the funding of political parties was needed, ...

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