The Heat: South Africa politics

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Weeks after the African National Congress failed to win a majority in South Africa’s elections, the country’s coalition government is up and running.

A new cabinet has been sworn in with most seats going to the ANC. The Democratic Alliance party also holds some key positions. But, can this government of national unity work together and what are some of its biggest priorities and challenges.

To discuss:

  • Mavuso Msimang is an ANC veteran and a former member of its National Executive Committee.
  • Sanusha Naidu is a senior research associate with the Institute for Global Dialogue.
  • Nhlanhla Sehume is a journalist and news anchor.
  • Abdullahi Boru Halakhe is an Africa security and policy analyst.

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