SA needs the recipe of Germany's secret sauce for successful coalitions

Coalitions are only stable and effective when they are built around a single strong anchor party, writes JOHN STEENHUISEN

15 October 2023 - 00:00 By JOHN STEENHUISEN

Over the past week I joined fellow leaders in the Multiparty Charter for South Africa on a study tour to Germany. The tour exposed opposition party leaders looking to unseat the ANC in next year’s election to examples of how to make multiparty governments work. After a week spent interacting with leaders from across the political spectrum, it is clear to me that few countries more powerfully disprove the myth that coalition governments cannot work than Germany...

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