Inside Story

What will government of national unity mean for South Africa?

The party of Nelson Mandela forced to partner with former opponents.

A coalition for South Africa.

The African National Congress has been forced to share power for the first time after a bruising election. The left-wing ANC will partner with former opponents from the centre-right.

But what lies ahead and how will it work?


Sami Zeidan


Pauline Bax – Africa programme deputy director at the International Crisis Group

FM Lucky Mathebula – CEO of the Thinc Foundation

Ongama Mtimka – Lecturer and political analyst at the Nelson Mandela University