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South Africa’s 2016 Local Election: Coalitions and Corroded ANC Control

Chatham House, London


Lindiwe Mazibuko, Author in Residence, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies; Parliamentary Leader, Democratic Alliance (2011-14)
Dr Alexander Beresford, School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds; Author, South Africa’s Political Crisis: Unfinished Liberation and Fractured Class Struggles
Chair: Dr Alex Vines OBE, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House


The results of South Africa’s local election held on 3 August 2016 highlight dissatisfaction with President Jacob Zuma, frustration at weak public service delivery and voters’ anger at poor governance and mismanagement at a municipal level.

At this private roundtable, the speakers will discuss the election results, the impact on the economy and local and national government policy and their significance for South Africa’s democratic development.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only. 

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.