Taking stock of South Africa's fragile coalitions

2018-09-21 08:51

A little over two years ago, coalition governments took control of four of South Africa's six biggest cities. It marked a watershed in South African politics, and signalled the permanent arrival of coalition politics, writes Leon Schreiber.

Crumbling DA-EFF coalitions a sign of things to come

2018-08-30 16:32

With election 2019 looming, it’s time again for political parties to cover themselves in (in)glory in a fight to gain some sort of competitive advantage in what is likely to be South Africa’s most fractious vote to date, writes Daniel Silke.

How to rebuild South Africa

2017-10-01 06:02

With the current administration having eroded effective governance structures, a new coalition focused on service delivery may be a solution, writes Thabang Matsohi.

DA’s coalition in danger as battles ensue

2017-09-03 06:00

The dispute over last week’s ousting of deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani, a member of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has jeopardised the future of all other metros governed by the DA-led coalition.

ANC has hit self-destruct button. Who will survive? Expert analysis

2016-08-31 11:13

With scandals erupting almost daily in South Africa, an analyst looks at what's gone wrong within the bowels of the ANC and where the party and country are heading.

Brilliant – Pierre de Vos explains how SA’s new ruling coalitions will work

2016-08-09 12:31

Confused by the complexities of how SA’s unique electoral system works? UCT professor Pierre de Vos provides the ideal antidote for such ignorance.

 

South Africans come off second best as politicians play havoc with coalitions

2018-09-17 09:26

If political parties don’t learn lessons from their current coalition partnerships, ordinary citizens will suffer while politicians engage in a game of chess to secure power, writes Joleen Steyn Kotze.

Merkel set for 4th term after Social Democrats OK coalition

2018-03-04 12:06

Germany's Social Democratic Party has voted in favour of joining a coalition with Angela Merkel's conservative bloc, clearing the last major hurdle to the formation of a new government and a fourth term for the veteran German chancellor.

Election rerun looms in PE

2017-09-24 06:05

The tense political standoff in the fragile DA-led coalition in Nelson Mandela Bay could force an election rerun, giving the ANC a chance to regain power in the metro.

Are we headed for an ANC/EFF coalition?

2017-03-14 08:22

If the ANC gets less than 50 percent of the vote in 2019, it would likely want to go into a coalition with another party. As things stand now, it is steadily moving closer to the EFF, writes Max du Preez.

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WATCH: EFF reject coalitions, but DA are the 'better devil'

On Wednesday EFF leader Julius Malema said the EFF has rejected a formal coalition with the ANC and the DA, but will vote with the DA in Johannesburg, Tshwane, Nelson Mandela Bay and Ekurhuleni. Watch.

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We do not and will not do deals with the ANC - DA

DA Federal Executive Chairperson James Selfe said even though they are in negotiations for coalitions, they will not work with the ANC.

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