What are the pros and cons of coalition politics?

Several political parties in South Africa and around the world have formed alliances to the benefit of some and the detriment of others.

702 and CapeTalk's Redi Tlhabi on Thursday invited listeners to explore the dynamics of these relationships.

Listen to the conversation below:

Let us (ANC) have a coalition with independent candidates... Sometimes in our branch general meetings, we nominate candidates who are popular within the ANC branch but are not popular within their communities...

Tebogo, caller in Buccleuch

...Unfortunately democracy is cruel - somebody can win that nomination because of the numbers they can mobilise... Let us go out to the communities and ask who they'd like to be their councillors...

Tebogo, caller in Buccleuch

I just wanted to find out why the opposition party and the ANC are always discussing each other... I have never heard in the 15 years I've been listening to 702 the opposition party saying 'when we come into power, we will do this and that'

Mohamed, caller in Fordsburg

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