The project recognises both South Africa’s occasional movement to coalition forms of government, as had been manifested up to 2020, and the possibility that coalition government might be more prevalent in future. This is important because coalition government becomes a ‘solution’ where previously majoritarian, or dominant, parties lose their preeminent statuses. Experience has shown, however, that the ‘coalition solution’ is also imperfect. It is often associated with governance uncertainty, political expedience and political destabilisation.  If coalition politics is part of South Africa’s political future it is essential therefore to explore and understand the details the contexts and motivations driving it, what it may entail – and, as far as possible, to plan for that future. The coalitions PRP will culminate in the publication of a 17-chapter edited volume in which exciting new researcher voices will stand alongside some of the best-known researchers and authors on coalition politics in South Africa.