The long awaited South African municipal elections 2016 has finally taken place 5 years after the last local election which was held in 2011. This election is highly significant in the history of South Africa not only because it involves all districts and local municipalities within the 9 provinces but it also channels the direction of the upcoming presidential election. The turn out of voters in 2016 is 62% against 55% in 2011.
Follow the details of this election which will elect not only the mayors of the local municipalities to office but also the members of the local municipal, metropolitan and district councils.
2016 South African Municipal Election Results – Live Updates
13:22 IFP has won the Nkandla municipality with 56% of the vote against the ANC’s 42%
13:20 Latest update from IEC’s chief electoral officer Mosotho Moepya:
“Counting of votes have all been completed except for a handful of stations.
“Officials spent the night counting ballots at centres to produce result slips at each station.
77.8% have been processed at the centres.
12:07 With 56% of results counted, the breakdown looks as follows:
African national Congress (ANC): Votes – 7,148,447, Seats won – 1,109, Councils – 21, Support – 52.31%
Democratic Alliance (DA): Votes – 4,059,701, Seats won – 430, Councils – 6, Support – 29.71%
(Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF): Votes – 965,410, Seats won – 22, Councils won – 0, Support – 7.06%
11:25 Nelson Mandela Bay Update: With more than 12% of the vote counted. it is very likely that DA will be largest party.
11:12 DA won the Kouga municipality with 58% of the vote. That’s a swing from ANC to DA with 7% increase in turnout for DA while ANC: 2011: 89%, 2016: 75%
10:07 Latest trends suggest that the turnout for ANC supporters especially in Tshwane is sliding when 2011 figures are compared with those of 2016 while the turnout is more in favour of DA.
Changes to DA’s turnout in Tshwane after 8% of the vote has been counted:
2016: 9% (so far – after 8%)
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It gives me great pleasure to announce that @Our_DA has won Midvaal with over 60% of the vote. 11/15 Wards#MidvaalRemainsDA
03:20Cape Town (Grassy Park): DA 85%, ANC 4%, EFF 2%
02:13 EFF has won its first voting district (Maile Primary School) Rustenburg: EFF 49%, ANC 38%, DA 3%
First Voting District result from Ga-Rankuwa in Tshwane: ANC 58%, EFF 21%, DA 17%
Tokyp Sexwale Creche in Kouga: ANC 79%, DA 18%, EFF 2%
Kouga Municipality (Quagga Primary) : ANC 64% DA 31% EFF 2%
New Brighton Voting District in Nelson Mandela Bay (Ngene Road tent): ANC 79% EFF 8% DA 4% (Turnout: 51%)
01:44 The second district result from JHB (Kliptown station): ANC 79%, DA 6%, EFF 11%. Meanwhile, IFP seems to be sweeping Nongoma District Municipality
While result from Nongoma in KZN: IFP 52%, ANC 36%, DA 10%
Another result from Nongoma District Municipality IFP 65% ANC 22% DA 11%
01:30 Voting result for the second Khayelitsha district (Njongoyethu Educare): ANC 73%, DA 15%, EFF 6%
01: 10 Another voting district at Witpoort Primary in Tshwane swings to the DA: DA 58%, ANC 23%, EFF 1%
00:21 Ematsheni Primary School in Tshwane: Turnout 44%, ANC 47%, DA 33%, EFF 10%. When this result is compared to 2011 data of the same centre, there is about 30% shift from ANC 66% to DA 20%.
Meanwhile, First voting district result is in from Johannesburg (Ehlatini): ANC 76%, EFF 13%, DA 5%
[4 Aug 2016] 00:04 The results collated so far are still very small to start drawing any conclusions from meanwhile, ANC has been thrown into mourning as a youth volunteer collapsed and died shortly after voting in Struisbaai, Overberg in Western Cape.
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With 1% of the vote in for Tshwane, the model is projecting:
ANC – 47%
DA – 41%
EFF – 4%
It’s absurdly early though, will change a lot
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It’s extremely early. First impression: Turnout favouring DA + small swing away from ANC in townships. Recipe for tight election in metros
First district from Nelson Mandela Bay (Kruisrivier Primary): DA 77% ANC 19% 2014: DA 67% ANC 21% DA wins big.
First Cape Town district result is in (Khayelitsha): ANC 80%, EFF 12%, DA 5%
Result from ward 107 Tshwane: ANC – 42%, DA – 33%, EFF – 18%
The First result has been announced from one of the wards in Eastern Cape with DA in the lead with 45.45% of the vote; ANC – 31.8% and independent candidates finishing off with 22.73% of the vote.
DA takes Kouga local Municipality with an outright majority 57.04% percent wining 17 seats in the council.
ANC earned 12 seats with 40.01 percent. It’s a big win for the DA considering the ANC won the Municipality with 49.37 percent in 2011. DA got 48.16 percent of the vote then.
According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), most of the polling stations opened right on time for this election which is one of the most contested. Generally, the election went smoothly in all the provinces without any major incidence.
Keep Checking this page for more election result updates.