Everything You Must Know About The 2016 South Africa Election Results


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South Africans are once again faced with another golden opportunity to elect councillors who will be responsible for governing their various municipalities for the next five years. However, the August 3 2016 South Africa Election results stands to be very crucial one as South Africans take it as another rare opportunity to establish lasting change to the state’s democracy.

Why 2016 Election Is Important

The south African democracy has been under huge criticisms under the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Of recent, the country has been plunged into political turmoil following rising corrupt situations which saw a large number of the country’s top officials being roped in, including President Jacob Zuma; the country’s economic woes and and rising unemployment and most importantly, the so-called state capture linking the president Zuma and controversial Gupta family– all of which have weakened people’s trust in the ANC-led government.

Hence the August 3 elections stands as a barometer to know if the political system will remain under the dominance of the ANC or if a multiparty trend will emerge and strive in the country.  A chance to potentially reinforce the increasing progression of the main opposition parties (Democratic Alliance, DA; Economic Freedom Fighters, EFF) at the expense of the African National Congress (ANC).

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The South Africa Election Results will also provide indicators of the country’s mood ahead of the next general election in 2019. Apart from the threat to the ANC’s dominance in urban areas, this election will take into account big issues: financial management of municipalities, service delivery, corruption, the drought, public transport, housing and job opportunities for the youth…

Political parties involved in the Elections.

There are some 61,014 candidates from 200 political parties (a 65 percent increase in the number of parties compared to the last election in 2011) vying for 283 municipalities.

Eleven political parties were officially registered by the SA’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) with three political parties -ANC, DA and EFF – taking a leading role in the democratic election. Others include Congress of the People (Cope); United Democratic Movement (UDM); Independent Civic Organization Of SA(ICOSA); Inkatha Freedom Party(IFP); African Independent Congress (AIC); Save Tsantsabane Coalition (STC) and People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) among others.

August 3 Election Eesult In Various Provinces

There are over 24.9 million people on the voters register covering nine provinces of the state. Following pools report, the election result in most municipalities are tussle out between the three main political parties.  Here is the current South Africa Election Results so far for each of the nine contested provinces

 Eastern Cape

Party Council Seats Votes Support %
ANC 31 996 2,394,931 65.31%
DA 2 211 722,312 19.7%
EFF 0 73 1189,920 5.18%

Free State

Party Council Seats Votes Support %
ANC 19 385 994,872 61.53%
DA 0 120 329,570 20.38%
EFF 0 63 156,687 9.69%


Despite the political crisis that rocked this province, the South Africa election results show that the ANC still maintain a leading role except in some controversial metropolis like Tshwane where the Democratic Alliance is leading in the number of votes and the ANC leads in the number of seats. There, the DA is leading with 519,458 votes while the ANC leads with 28 seats

Party Council Seats Votes Support %
ANC 7 499 3,256,694 45.85%
DA 2 375 2,642,911 37.21%
EFF 0 122 808,161 11.38%


Party Council Seats Votes Support %
ANC 36 995 3,728,778 57.48%
IFP 7 419 18.39%
DA 0 184 983,752 15.16%


Party Council Seats Votes Suport %
ANC 17 561 1,495,654 70.74%
DA 0 110 273,460 12.93%
EFF 0 79 198,532 9.39%

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Northern Cape

Party Council Seats Votes Support %
ANC 26 227 434,696 58.26%
DA 0 98 185,401 24.85%
EFF 0 34 64,183 8.6%


Party Council Seats Votes Support %
ANC 22 784 1,736,255 68.75%
EFF 0 190 422,445 16.73%
DA 0 93 203,479 8.06%

North West

Party Council Seats Votes Support %
ANC 18 494 1,056,972 59.38%
EFF 0 120 276,316 15.52%
DA 0 118 267,222 15.01%

Western Cape

Party Council Seats Votes Support %
DA 20 468 2,425,371 63.33%
ANC 0 223 1,004,354 26.22%
Others 0 24 125,516 3.28%

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