Coalitions have been part of South African politics since 1994. They can be incredibly difficult to manage. But they can also be a pathway to developing robust institutions.
As South Africa prepares for local elections, newly established public affairs entity Mkokeli Advisory, working with the Institute For Global Dialogue, is partnering with the Sunday Times to host a timely dialogue on the intricacies of coalitions.
The dialogue will see analysts from the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection present the outcomes of their recent research on coalitions.
The audience will learn about Marriages of Inconvenience: The politics of coalitions in South Africa is a research-based volume that collates and interprets lessons that South Africa should heed in managing such eventualities. It draws from domestic experiences, case studies from the rest of the African continent and instances further afield.