Coalition politics

 
UDM confirms fresh bid to oust NMB mayor Athol Trollip
UDM confirms fresh bid to oust NMB mayor Athol Trollip
The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has confirmed fresh talks with opposition parties in Nelson Mandela Bay aimed at unseating Democratic Alliance...
Coalitions will become the new normal
Coalitions will become the new normal
Based on the experiences of other coalition-based societies, the section in my book, Coalition Country, titled Three Futures, introduces three...
Maimane: 'Nothing off the table' in coalition talks for 2019
Maimane: 'Nothing off the table' in coalition talks for 2019
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said he has started coalition talks ahead of the 2019 general election.
Broken promise threatens ANC's hold on Ekurhuleni, Rustenburg
Broken promise threatens ANC's hold on Ekurhuleni, Rustenburg
African Independent Congress (AIC) president Mandla Galo is “no longer sure” the party should be in a coalition with the ANC in Ekurhuleni and...
New coalition governments to be put to the test
New coalition governments to be put to the test
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the United Democratic Movement (UDM) say they are pushing a pro-poor budget in the Johannesburg and Nelson...
​The ANC’s post-election behaviour will signal whether our democracy has matured
​The ANC’s post-election behaviour will signal whether our democracy has matured
Nothing in the liberation struggle readied the ANC for the role of opposition party. Even the ANC’s worst days in government in 20 years did not...
​The ANC has a lot to learn from the EFF and the DA, which are the future
​The ANC has a lot to learn from the EFF and the DA, which are the future
POLITICSOn August 3, I took a special trip from Gauteng to the Eastern Cape to do my civic duty. I cast my vote in the local government...
EFF strikes a deal with the DA: Here is how Johannesburg  will look
EFF strikes a deal with the DA: Here is how Johannesburg will look
It’s all but set in stone that, with the vote that the EFF have pledged to their party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) is set to take over most of...
Local government elections: This is what we know about coalitions so far
Local government elections: This is what we know about coalitions so far
On Wednesday, the EFF and the Democratic Alliance (DA) will broadcast their coalition plans to the country on the 27 hung municipalities that are...
​The EFF must shun the DA and hop into bed with the ANC to press for policy change
​The EFF must shun the DA and hop into bed with the ANC to press for policy change
GOVERNANCEThere is a widely circulated — but wrong — perception that the opposition parties have defeated the ANC in the 2016...
The seating arrangements for the numbers game in the municipal councils
The seating arrangements for the numbers game in the municipal councils
As the 2016 local government elections officially ended on Saturday night, many discussions turned to the ANC losing its 50% majority in key...
What happens after the votes are counted: this is how coalitions work in South Africa
What happens after the votes are counted: this is how coalitions work in South Africa
What happens once the votes are cast and all the ballots are counted in the 2016 local government election? Is the party who obtained the largest...

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