Good morning to those of you who are looking for a bitesize summary of the latest Election Results this morning. With just over 17% of all votes counted in South Africa, clear pictures and solid patterns are now emerging in our municipalities. As we start the day on Tuesday, we’ve got some significant developments to report.
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2021 Local Elections: Who’s winning what in SA?
The battle for the hotly-contested metros of Mzansi is also taking shape, here. Tshwane, Nelson Mandela Bay, Johannesburg, and Ekurhuleni all hang in the balance, as the major political parties weigh up potential coalitions and bids to control these cities. However, the national picture also tells an interesting story.
Election Results: ANC, DA duelling in metros
The ANC look set to shed voters across the country, and they’ve only secured 45% of the vote so far. The DA will be quietly pleased with their performance, tracking at 26% of the electorate.
The EFF has just 8% of the national total, but it’s still early days yet. The 2021 Local Elections have been marred by a significantly low voter turnout, so we can expect plenty of twists and turns as more votes filter through. Below, we’ve produced a quick round-up of all the biggest headlines overnight. Here’s what you should know…
Latest Election Results for South Africa – main updates and developments for Tuesday 2 November
The ANC lead in eight of the nine provinces, with the DA out in front in the Western Cape.Early projections show that the DA will retain Cape Town – but could lose up to 8% of its support here.The DA has opened up an early lead in Nelson Mandela Bay, as their 41% bests the ANC’s 38%.Indeed, the Blues also have an advantage in Tshwane, putting an 11% gap between themselves and the ANCKeep an eye out for Ekurhuleni, too. The DA also lead by 7% here – and may steal the metro from the ANCThe DA and ANC are, as of 7:30 on Tuesday, nearly neck and neck in Johannesburg, with the ANC *just* out in front.The EFF has solidified itself as the third-biggest party in six provinces – but they’re yet to make a significant impact.And finally, ActionSA has received a huge number of votes in Gauteng, marking a brilliant Election debut for the party. They won their first-ever voting district in Soweto, snatching Protea Glen off the ANC.
I’ll die on this hill, don’t care, calling it. @Action4SA has kicked ass. Their xenophobia is trash, but they ran a damn good campaign. They dominated SM. They were on the ground way before other parties. Consistently. To be a fly on the wall as parties grovel for coalitions.
— Phumzile Van Damme (@zilevandamme) November 2, 2021