Party Coalitions

Experiences, Insights and Possibilities from Africa and Europe



July 9, 2018, 09h00 - 16h00


Elangeni Hotel, 63 Snell Parade, North Beach, Durban, 4001


Denis Kadima, Dr Jason Muthama Musyoka – Kenya, Dr Ibbo Mandaza – Zimbabwe, Mr Henning Suhr – Germany and Prof Moyo – Zambia



What can South Africa learn from other countries' experiences regarding the building and maintaining of political coalitions? Join our partner Democracy Development Program (DDP) on July 10, as they elaborate on this very question.

“The formation and collapse of coalitions and their reconstruction in new forms has been symptomatic of the nature of party coalitions in SouthAfrica since 1994 ... essentially the tradition of coalition building has become firmly entrenched” (Denis Kadima - The politics of party coalitions in Africa, 2006).

Join our partner DDP for a symposium in which a panel of distinguished international speakers will talk about their experiences of political coalitions in Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Germany. Speakers will talk to the following questions in the context of the different countries.

  • What contributes to their longevity and effectiveness?
  • What is the impact of ethnicity, race, class and ideology?
  • How should coalitions be managed and maintained?
  • What factors should be considered when contracting with potential partners?
  • What is the constitutional and legal framework regarding the formation of coalitions
  • What are the lessons learnt that would be relevant for South Africa

Seats are limited and admission will be based on confirmation of attendance.

RSVP to Thandiwe Klaas by email no later than the 29 June 2018.

Contact person

Michaela Braun

Project Manager

Michaela Braun
Phone +27 11 214 29 00
Fax +27 11 214 29 13/14
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Español


Democracy Development Program (DDP)