MY VOTE COUNTS
My Vote Counts (MVC) is an open, non-partisan
community of citizens dedicated to advancing the
constitutional principles of transparency,
inclusiveness and accountability in South Africa.
MVC was launched at an initial meeting in Cape Town
in July 2012.
The main purpose of MVC is to improve the
accountability, transparency and inclusiveness of
elections and politics in South Africa generally,
which focuses specifically on:
• Campaigning to reform the political party funding
system in the Republic, through the introduction of
legislation and other regulatory measures; and
• Campaigning to reform South Africa’s electoral
The Claude Leon Foundation is funding awareness
campaigns and grassroots activism ahead of the 2016
local government election to lay bare the corrosive
impact of money on the political process.
In doing so, MVC hopes to continue building a broad
coalition around the issue of party funding and
corrupt activity and so leading a reform initiative
which will lead to transparency on the issue of
money and politics.