DA and UDM confirm coalition talks underway with opposition and ANC

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has confirmed that it has met with most opposition parties they are interested in forming coalitions with since they obtained significant wins in at the 2016 local government elections recently.

South Africa's leading opposition party claimed victory over the country's liberation party African National Congress (ANC) in Nelson Mandela Bay and City of Tshwane, signalling a new political landscape for South Africa since the 1994 era.

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) led by Bantu Holomisa, also confirmed separate talks with the ANC and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in various areas.

702's Nikiwe Bikitsha (standing in for John Robbie) spoke to the DA's Federal Chairperson, James Selfe, regarding the latest developments in coalition talks.

He said that are areas that are "vital" to not negotiate, but also that there are some areas where they are willing to compromise.

Listen to the interview below:

There are broad points of departure, and what we're doing today is having 3 sets of meetings at which we hope to become more specific about what it is exactly what we want to achieve in those metropolitan councils.

James Selfe, DA Federal Chairperson

Bikitsha also spoke to Holomisa regarding recent developments in possible coalition talks with the governing party, the official opposition of the country and the red berets.

Listen to the interview below:

Read More
Petrol price back down, but for how long?

Petrol price back down, but for how long?

Rocco Strydom of Elegant Fuel says consumers should enjoy the lower prices while they last.

Ncwane's band manager remembers him for his passion and leadership

Ncwane's band manager remembers him for his passion and leadership

South Africans were shocked to learn of the sudden death of the 37-year-old musician yesterday.

Expert claims reversing payments to creditors threatens debt review process

Expert claims reversing payments to creditors threatens debt review process

Consumers who are under debt review and reverse payments to creditors will affect how payment distribution agents operate.

2016 news wrap: A look back at the stories that grabbed SA's attention

2016 news wrap: A look back at the stories that grabbed SA's attention

Barry Bateman spoke to Stephen Grootes to unpack the meaning behind the stories that dominated the headlines in 2016.

Zuma claims he is only person who has right to appoint commission of inquiry

Zuma claims he is only person who has right to appoint commission of inquiry

Law expert Phephalaphi Dube says Constitution doesn't give Zuma unbridled power regarding state capture report inquiry.

Prasa racks up R14 billion in irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure

Prasa racks up R14 billion in irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure

Prasa said former CEO, Lucky Montana, must account for the R24 billion being probed over contracts under his watch.