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South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the 2022 state of nation address to a joint sitting of Parliament. Coalitions could soon be a feature of national government. Jaco Marais/Pool Images/Gallo Images via Getty Images)

A stable national coalition government in South Africa? Possible, but only if elites put country’s interests first

Stable coalitions will depend on strong democratic values being embedded among political elites.
The Democratic Alliance has been accused of inflaming racial tensions in Phoenix. Local residents belonging to a protection group stand watch in July 2021 at the height of the violence. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images

What inflammatory election posters say about South Africa’s Democratic Alliance

The Democratic Alliance posters were not a bolt from the blue. They were consistent with messages the party’s current leadership has been sending out for some time.

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