Like oil and water, the DA and the ANC will never mix

As the two biggest parties, they might seem to be the best candidates to form a coalition next year. But South Africa really doesn’t want to go there

15 October 2023 - 00:00

In his book, Who Will Rule in 2019?, journalist Jan-Jan Joubert writes about a tip-off he received during the ANC’s 2017 national conference:  the preferred strategy of the winning candidate, Cyril Ramaphosa, to fix South Africa was to form a government of national unity. ..

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