The music-hall singer who was reburied at the Pantheon spent time in Algeria between the 1930s and 1950s as an artist. But Baker was also a spy ... for French intelligence during the Second World War. She later adopted two orphans of Algerian origin: a Kabyle boy and a 'pied-noirs' girl.
Coalition politics, which started with the Democratic Alliance (DA) taking control of the City of Cape Town with a number of smaller parties in 2006, became more widespread in 2016. There are now indications that it could spread to provincial or even national level in 2024.