In the age of coalitions, an involved, active citizenry is paramount

Lindiwe Mazibuko, the former DA parliamentary leader and CEO and co-founder of Futurelect, speaks at The Gathering Twenty Twenty-Four Election Edition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 14 March 2024. (Photo: Shelley Christians)

Nonkululeko Njilo – 14 March 2024

No one is coming to save you. Active citizenry is necessary now more than ever as coalition politics are likely to take centre stage at provincial and national levels, panellists told The Gathering Twenty Twenty-Four on Thursday.

With just more than two months until the general elections, polls suggest it is almost inevitable that a coalition government is on the cards for South Africa. In several metros, however, coalitions have proved to be more about the politicians than communities and service delivery…