The Political Party Funding Act comes into effect in South Africa today, something President Cyril Ramaphosa said in January would have far-reaching consequences for good governance and ethical-political activity. He also said that it will strengthen the confidence of citizens in the democratic political process and enable them to assert their right to information. My Vote Counts’ Sheilan Clarke says the regulatory framework the law creates will also serve to clamp down on corruption and the undue influence of private interests in politics.