Jaap de Visser provides commentary on local elections and coalitions

Prof De Visser, Director of the Dullah Omar Institute and local government expert has been providing expert analysis in various media on the 2016 elections and on coalitions. He explained the rules governing elections and particularly the rules impacting on the efforts to build coalitions in so called 'hung councils'.

Below are some links to opinion pieces and clips of interviews:

Opinion piece, written before the elections, about the rules for coalitions and benefits of an executive committee system
Opinion piece on the suggestion that the electoral rules prejudiced the ANC
Opinion piece for Independent News Online about coalitions, in the aftermath of the 3 August elections
Videos of interviews with ENCA and CNBC Africa about the rules for coalitions:
Audio of an interview with Cape Talk about the suggestion to conduct a 're-run' of elections in hung councils: