What can we expect from the 2019 election? A possible sea change, says veteran political journalist Jan-Jan Joubert, who uses by-election results and registration figures to show how the ANC monolith is crumbling and project expected results.
Given the continued flow of support from the ruling party to opposition parties, coalitions on a provincial and a national level are the future of South African politics, according to Joubert. But which parties are willing to go into a coalition and with whom? Will the ANC turn to the EFF to bolster its support if it loses a big
percentage of voters in 2019? Or could the DA and the EFF overcome their ideological differences to oust the ANC? Joubert, who has navigated the labyrinth of South African politics for twenty years, takes the reader to the dark corners of the political stage where the deals are made and where self-interest and power
play collide to tip the scales of history. In exclusive interviews, key political leaders share their preferences and principles with him, showing the way to our political future. Joubert explains how and why the DA and the EFF manage to work together despite obvious policy differences, who the movers and shakers are in the greater opposition project (including the roles of the IFP, the ACDP and the UDM) and what the personal dynamics between opposition leaders are.
This book also looks at what makes or breaks a coalition, how the first moves are made and lifts the veil on the dos and don’ts of sensitive political negotiation.