Coalition Politics

Flailing coalitions are failing democracy in SA

Battles between the parties affect their ability to deliver promises to the electorate

Maimane: DA will ‘lead government’ in Gauteng, Northern Cape and keep Western Cape

The party hopes to take both Gauteng and the Northern Cape from the ANC, albeit through coalitions with other opposition parties

‘Coalition failures will bring more votes’

The DA launched its 2019 election campaign last week. It will focus on winning Gauteng, the Northern Cape and the Western Cape.

Trollip loses urgent bid to overturn Nelson Mandela Bay ousting

The United Democratic Movement's Mongameli Bobani therefore remains mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay

Nqaba Bhanga announced as DA Eastern Cape premier candidate

Bhanga has been announced as one of the party’s premier candidates but he faces many challenges in this hotly contested province

What is happening in the metros is a result of failed coalitions — Mbalula

Mbalula said the ANC's partnership with other political parties was not a coalition but issue-based co-operation

Coalitions will become the new normal

A few scenarios are most likely though they will each have very different outcomes

Maimane: ‘Nothing off the table’ in coalition talks for 2019

The DA leader said on Tuesday that the party was in talks with other opposition parties to deepen co-operation ahead of the national elections.

Broken promise threatens ANC’s hold on Ekurhuleni, Rustenburg

An abandoned agreement could spell doom for the AIC and ruling party coalition.

New coalition governments to be put to the test

The partnerships in municipalities will be tested as the parties decide on budgets and priorities

​The ANC’s post-election behaviour will signal whether our democracy has matured

So far it has dealt with its losses with propaganda, delegitimising dissent, threatening revolts in co-operative councils and, worse, killings.

​The ANC has a lot to learn from the EFF and the DA, which are the future

Coalitions should mean that the skills and expertise of a broad spectrum of people, regardless of political affiliation, will be called upon.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs