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The writer argues that coalitions work and are the inevitable future of governance in South Africa.
The writer argues that coalitions work and are the inevitable future of governance in South Africa.

Mmusi Maimane argues that the current party-political model hasn't worked in South Africa to date, and it won't work in the future because there is no perfect government within one political party. He explains why he views coalition politics as the way forward.

I have had my fair share of media interviews over the past decade, but one sticks out for me more than most.

It's 4 August 2016, we're at the IEC results centre in Tshwane, the day after South Africans went to the polls in our last Local Government Elections (LGE). The results are starting to indicate that no one party will claim an outright majority in our biggest cities, including Johannesburg and Tshwane itself.

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