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Coalitions

The big story: Welcome to SA’s coalition era

Is your head spinning from the week’s fast-moving coalition news? Not to worry, we’ve got the summary you need.  To recap: The 1 November local government elections left nearly 70 of the country’s municipalities “hung”, with no outright winners. Tuesday was the deadline for parties to finalise coalitions and, as you might expect, things went …

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The big story: An electoral shake-up

Who would have thought the once indomitable ANC would be scrambling for coalition partners to stay in power in cities and municipalities across the country? As the results stream in from the local government elections one thing is clear: South Africa’s voting patterns have finally, fundamentally, shifted.  Early indications are that the ruling party will …

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