November 23 Deadline Looms for Council Formations


Political parties need to be consistent in their respective messages before considering coalitions.
This is the assessment of political analyst, Professor Mcebesi Ndletyana.
He was speaking as time is running out for parties to agree on whether they will be entering coalitions.
Ndletyana notes that South Africans know when their party compromises for a seat in government.
He says that this was evident in the DA’s coalition decision with the EFF in the 2016 Local Government elections.
Municipalities have until next week to convene their first council meetings.
There has been some concern that the coalition negotiations are cutting proceedings fine as they work to form a local government.
Western Cape MEC of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell says that should a municipality fail to convene this meeting within the stipulated deadline, he will be forced to implement measure to ensure that councils are legally established.
A total of 11 municipalities have already convened their first meetings in the Western Cape.
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