WATCH LIVE | Frontline: What does the future of coalition governments hold? | TBEN


Coalition governments have been tested in two major metropolises in recent weeks – and the onslaught continues.

Johannesburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse will face a second vote of no confidence in less than two months.

In Ekurhuleni, the disagreement between the ANC and the EFF over who should govern led to the return of DA councilor Tania Campbell as mayor.

Campbell was voted back to power with the support of 124 councillors. Her opponent, ANC regional deputy leader Jongizizwe Dlabathi, won 99 votes.

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EFF leader Julius Malema said the party would vote in defense of the DA in Johannesburg until the ANC agreed to support the EFF in Ekurhuleni.

But can coalitions deliver stability and better services to dozens of South Africans, as promised during the election? Are they able to serve the interests of the communities they govern, or are they doomed to fail?

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Join a panel of top TBEN editors and key politicians as they unravel the future of coalition governments in a virtual discussion on Friday at 12pm CEST.

The discussion will be led by editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson of TBEN.

Basson is joined by Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi, DA Gauteng Leader Solly Msimanga, ActionSA National Chairman Michael Beaumont, UDM Leader Bantu Holomisa and TBEN Assistant Editor: Politics and Opinions, Qaanitah Hunter.

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Together they reflect on the role of coalition governments, the lessons they have learned and what the future holds.


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