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Vol 65 No 13

Published 20th June 2024

South Africa

The ANC stitches together a pro-market coalition

Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a Government of National Unity with the centre-right but excludes two populist parties with 25% of the vote

The Government of National Unity deal is a return to form for Cyril Ramaphosa who helped negotiate the first post-apartheid coalition government 30 years ago. The difference this time is that Ramaphosa’s broad church tilts heavily to the right and centre-right, excluding two populist parties, which are essentially splinters from the African National Congress and led by his rivals.

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