Book Launch

When Wedding Bells Ring: Coalitions with(out) concord: Analysis of South Africa’s 2021 local elections and coalitions

14 December 2021

Online

11:00 am - 12:30 am

Join MISTRA at the next Business Day DialoguesLIVE, in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung South Africa (FES), with a diverse group of panelists, including Professor Susan Booysen, Joel Netshitenzhe, Advocate Jennica Beukes and Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana as they launch MISTRA’s report on When Wedding Bells Ring: Coalitions with(out) concord: Analysis of South Africa’s 2021 local elections and coalitions.

South Africa conducted its sixth set of municipal elections since the start of the democratic era (and the introduction of democratically elected local government in 2000) on 1 November 2021. 27 years into South African multiparty democracy, the 2021 local government elections revealed remarkable declines in levels of participation generally.

The analysis and report of the study assess three main objectives:

  • The trends in local elections 2021, projected nationally and provincially, in the details of
    municipal results
  • Result trends for both the party political results and turnout-participation in current and former
    coalition-governed municipalities
  • The constitution of coalition governments in metropolitan and local municipalities during the
    post-election period of early to late November-December 2021

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