In this episode of the ‘Solutions With David Ansara’ podcast, David speaks with Athol Trollip of ActionSA about making coalitions work in South Africa. They discuss: Athol’s background and how he got involved in politics; Athol’s assessment of the state of SA politics in the run-up to the 2024 elections; Making coalitions work: His experience as Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay ; The potential for a broad opposition front to defeat the ANC/EFF; The role of business in fixing South Africa; Non-racialism; and the benefits of political devolution and decentralisation.

Note: this episode was recorded on Tuesday 27 September 2022.


David Ansara is the Chief Executive of the Free Market Foundation (FMF), a classical liberal think tank headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. David has 15 years’ experience working for think tanks, consultancies and trade associations. He is a strong advocate for individual liberty and market-based approaches to public policy. David holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Cape Town.