Hein Kaiser
Journalist
4 minute read
6 Nov 2021
7:00 am

PA with plenty of power as the big parties jostle to come out on top

Hein Kaiser

You may have voted for a DA promise but may get ANC-style service delivery, instead, from a coalition-based local government.

Photo: Jacques Nelles

You may have voted for a Democratic Alliance (DA) promise but may get ANC-style service delivery, instead, from a coalition-based local government. Or you may have voted for the DA as an old-style liberal to find your party in bed with ActionSA, with its anti-immigration agenda. The horse-trading which will follow this week’s local government elections means that the policies you voted for have suddenly become highly negotiable. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters could find their hopes for land expropriation taking a back seat if their party gets into bed with the ANC or DA. The negotiations over seats in...