In this episode of the ‘Solutions With David Ansara’ podcast, I speak with Marius Roodt of the Institute of Race Relations about how to stabilise South Africa’s volatile coalitions. Marius and David discuss: How SA’s electoral system lends itself to coalitions; A brief history of coalitions in South Africa; The current political landscape in South Africa; Can coalitions work with so many small parties?; International experience with coalitions; and Scenarios for 2024.


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.