Briefing Paper 538 – Municipal Coalitions – A Viable Way Forward? by Mike Pothier
More than month after the official results of the 2021 Local Government Elections were released, the mayoral committees of at least three major cities had not been finalised. Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni were all ‘won’ by the Democratic Alliance, and that party’s nominees duly took up the two most important roles, mayor and speaker, in all of them. As for the remaining executive positions – effectively the political heads of the various portfolios – the horse-trading dragged on an on.