The Public Policy Specialist from Wits University, Dr TK Pooe says South Africa is not ready for legislation on coalitions.
Dr Pooe elaborates, “I think it becomes problematic in a country like South Africa where we are over legislated for many things. So I would argue that we probably need to work it out as a pact for the next two or three years, especially when you putting thresholds, to say next year 2024 you are almost locking those poor parties out.
“I think we should work towards a pact and then in the next two or three years, decide out of this pact what have we found to be working, that we can legislate. At the moment to go quick legislation, I think it’s bit too early.”
National Dialogue on Coalition Governments:
Dr TK Pooe has also greed with the Democratic Alliance’s proposal to limit the number of motions of no confidence tabled in a year.
The DA Chief Whip Siviwe Gwarube made a presentation at the National Dialogue on Coalition Governments at the University of the Western Cape.
The two-day dialogue, convened by Deputy President and Leader of Government Business Paul Mashatile, aims to develop a legal framework to govern coalitions.
Dr Pooe says this will not necessarily take away council’s ability to hold the executive to account.
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