City Budget – the Great Unholy Tshwane Alliance Brings Us Pretoria-On-the-Rhine

[Daily Maverick] Can German-style social democracy work in South Africa? Tshwane Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga, of the Democratic Alliance, thinks it can. His party has formed a coalition on the council, backed up by the Economic Freedom Fighters. And…

[Daily Maverick] Can German-style social democracy work in South Africa? Tshwane Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga, of the Democratic Alliance, thinks it can. His party has formed a coalition on the council, backed up by the Economic Freedom Fighters. And yet, this unlikely gang will be implementing a straight-up version of the ANC's National Development Plan. Can "growth" and "job development" happen in Zuma's downgraded backwater? Msimanga's new city budget, tabled on Thursday, means that we're about to find out. By RICHARD

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa