14 Jun 2024

South Africa’s ruling ANC reaches coalition deal with rival parties

South Africa might be about to swear in the incumbent Cyril Ramaphosa for a second term but it is by no means business as usual.

Mr Ramaphosa’s African National Congress party was humbled at the election 2 weeks ago, losing its ruling majority for the first time since they took power after apartheid.

So Mr Ramaphosa was forced to negotiate a coalition agreement with the second largest Democratic Alliance party, today forming a new national unity government.