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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.

EFF strikes a deal with the DA: Here is how Johannesburg will look

The Democratic Alliance is set to get the backing of the Economic Freedom Fighters through a mysterious pact the two political parties agreed to.

Local government elections: This is what we know about coalitions so far

Citizens of Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane and Johannesburg will have to wait a few more hours to see who their mayors will be.

​The EFF must shun the DA and hop into bed with the ANC to press for policy change

'The result shows that the main opposition parties were put in the pound seats by the ANC voters who didn’t show up on election day.'

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