EFF scoops 51.67% of the vote in Ward 54 in Robben Island in Cape Town

4 November 2021, 6:58 PM
The EFF has scooped 51.67% of the vote in Ward 54 in Robben Island in Cape Town. It is followed by the ANC with 31.67% of the vote and the DA with 8.33%.
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Overwhelming vote for DA in uMngeni, KZN 4 November 2021, 10:44 PM

Voters in uMngeni, KwaZulu-Natal, overwhelmingly voted for the DA in the local government elections, awarding the party council of the municipality. DA, 47.41% with 13 seats ANC, 39.17% with 10 seats EFF, 6.93% with 2 seats

Final results released for the LGE 2021 4 November 2021, 8:34 PM

The IEC says over 1 500 candidates were vying for positions in over 250 councils across the country. The African National Congress maintains a majority with 161 councils, followed by the Democratic Alliance with 13 councils, and the Inkatha Freedom Party with 10 councils. In total there are 66 hung councils compared to 27 in the […]

Ramaphosa thanks all South Africans for peaceful, free and fair elections 4 November 2021, 7:18 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked South Africans who went out to the polls on Monday to decide on who is going to rule their municipalities in the next five years. “I want to congratulate all South Africans for holding an election that was peaceful, free and fair. The people have spoken.”

IEC confirms 12 million voters in 2021 LGE 4 November 2021, 6:44 PM

The IEC confirmed on Thursday that 12 million South Africans voted in the 2021 municipal elections. Voter turnout was approximately 45.79%. 

ANC loses ground in Ekurhuleni 4 November 2021, 6:35 PM

Final results are out for the metro in Gauteng with the ANC in a thin lead against the opposition.

North West the last province yet to declare 100% of its voting district with the ANC winning 14 of the 18 contested councils 4 November 2021, 5:37 PM

North West has become the only remaining province yet to declared 100% of the of its voting districts. All provinces have declared their results with the ANC leading in most of them despite falling below the 50% mark nationally.  At 99% of the voting district declared nationally, North West is still yet to declared the final municipality results.   The ANC has so […]

Only two councils yet to be concluded as IEC readies to announce 2021 local government election result 4 November 2021, 5:22 PM

Less than an hour before the IEC is expected to announce the final results of the 2021 local government elections, only two councils are yet to be concluded.   At 99% of the voting district declared, the number of hung councils are increased again to 70 – setting a new record of the number of hung […]

Record number of hung councils out of 2021 local government elections 4 November 2021, 4:50 PM

At 99% of voting district declared, South Africa has already recorded a recorded number of hung councils. There are currently 69 councils with counting for five more councils yet to be concluded.   This is more than double the number of hung councils recorded in the previous local government elections in 2016. 

LGE2021 | IEC website shows 100% of votes counted and declared in Free State 3 November 2021, 10:14 PM

100% of votes have been counted and verified in the Free State as of 22h10 on Wednesday 3 November.

Independents see a 60% increase in seats held 3 November 2021, 10:01 PM

With 90% of the results of the 2021 Local Government Elections completed, independent candidates have increased the number of seats they fill on local councils to 43. Independent candidates won 27 ward seats in the 2016 local government elections. South Africans voted on Monday to elect new representation for local and metro municipalities. All the […]

90% of voting districts verified 3 November 2021, 9:34 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says the results of nine out of every ten voting districts are verified and it has been published. 3722 out of 4468 wards have been completed and 170 out of the 213 municipalities, that took part in Monday’s Local Government Elections 2021, now have completed results. None of the eight […]

IEC hopes all results will be in by daybreak on Thursday 3 November 2021, 8:42 PM

IEC Chief Electoral Officer, Sy Mamabolo, says they hope all results from all voting stations will be in by daybreak on Thursday. Mamabolo said this during a media briefing at the ROC in Tshwane on Wednesday evening.  The commission is expected to announce the results later on Thursday.   At 88% of the voting districts declared, the […]

99.3% of the results are in already captured in the IEC system 3 November 2021, 8:37 PM

The IEC says at the level of capture, 99.3% of the results are already in the system awaiting scaning and auditing.   “This means of the 64 502 results expected, 64 062 have been captured in the system.” The completion rate in the rest of the provinces ranges between 83.9 and 88%.   

IEC says just over 10% votes still need to be declared 3 November 2021, 8:20 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission says over 89% of all voting districts have been declared and the outstanding votes are currently being verified. The Northern Cape stands at 99.8% of being completed, the first province that will be finalised.

The IEC says delivering an election in 42 days is not advisable 3 November 2021, 8:19 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission says looking back at the 2021 Local Government Elections, it is not advisable to deliver an election in only 42 days. Briefing the media at the Results Centre in Pretoria, the Commission said such a short preparation period has opened it up for many challenges including technical difficulties and disputes. Usually, […]

It’s the final countdown with 84% of voting districts being declared 3 November 2021, 7:45 PM

It’s the final countdown with only 16% of voting districts having to be verified. Earlier the Independent Electoral Commission said that all vote counting had been concluded and that the verification process was under way. The ANC has 45.88%, the DA 21.59%, and EFF 10.38%. There are currently 52 hung councils that will require coalitions […]

ANC leads in the majority of provinces with 79% of voting districts declared 3 November 2021, 6:00 PM

The ANC is leading in most provinces with 79% of voting districts declared.

Some progress in metro vote counting processes but not much change in predicted looming coalitions 3 November 2021, 5:47 PM

As vote count continues, indications are still that six metros – City of Tshwane, City of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, the Nelson Mandela Bay, Mangaung, and Ethekwini – will be ruled by coalitions.   At 71% of the vote count, the CSIR predicts that the ANC will finish at 39.4% followed by the DA at 41.4% and […]

ANC says low voter turnout is a clear message from voters to the ruling party 3 November 2021, 4:23 PM

The ANC says it has received the message loud and clear from the voters in this year's local government elections. Briefing the media at the Elections Result Centre in Pretoria, acting General Secretary Jessie Duarte says the drop in overall support is a wake-up call that the ruling party is taking very seriously

CSIR predicts drop in support for ANC in big Gauteng townships 3 November 2021, 4:09 PM

The CSIR predicts that the ANC will lose support in two of Gauteng’s major townships – Alexandra and Diepsloot. With 16.4% of the votes counted in Alexandra, the predictions are that the ANC will receive 55.8% of the vote compared to 60.7% of the vote in the 2016 Local Government Elections. Diepsloot’s voting districts have […]

IEC dismisses suggestions of a recount 3 November 2021, 3:50 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission has dismissed calls from certain political party sectors for a recount of Monday’s vote. The IEC has briefed the media in Pretoria at the Elections Results Centre, saying 96.6% of voting districts have been captured and are now in the process of being verified. The IEC says once ballot boxes have […]

Only 25% of the vote count remain 3 November 2021, 3:44 PM

The vote counting process hit the 75% mark on Wednesday afternoon with the ANC still enjoying the lead at 46.19% followed by the DA at 21.66%, the EFF at 10.32% and the IFP at 4.87%.  The IEC is expected to announce the results on Thursday. There are currently 43 hung councils that will require coalitions for […]

The IEC says it is not late with LGE results 3 November 2021, 3:37 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission has dispelled suggestions that it is late with the 2021 Local Government Election results. Briefing the media at the Results Operation Centre in Pretoria, the IEC said that according to legislation, it has 7 days from election day to announce the results.

Slow vote counting progress in the Metros, some not yet past 50% mark 3 November 2021, 3:13 PM

With 73% of all national voting districts having been declared, the same cannot be said for the Metros.

IEC says 96.9% of results have been captured, waiting for verification 3 November 2021, 3:11 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission says 96.9% of the voting districts have been counted and it is in the process of being verified. The IEC is briefing the media at the Results Operation Centre in Pretoria. More than 73% of voting districts have been declared.

Almost three quarters of the voting districts already declared nationally 3 November 2021, 3:04 PM

With 73% of the national voting districts declared, the ANC has 46.38% of the vote, 99 councils and 2483 seats. The DA is at 21.64%, 21 councils and 801 seats. The EFF is in third place with 10.31% and 340 seats.

Support so far for the 14 parties represented in the National Assembly 3 November 2021, 1:49 PM

With 67% of voting districts declared nationally, below is the support for the 14 parties which are also represented in the National Assembly. (The figure in brackets is the party’s 2019 national election percentage support.) ANC: 46.36% (57.50%) DA: 22.03% (20.77%) EFF: 10.29% (10.79% IFP: 4.67% (3.38%) FF+: 2.61% (2.38%) ACDP: 0.78%  (0.84%) Good: 0.77% […]

Buffalo City and Ekurhuleni lead metros’ counting progress 3 November 2021, 12:56 PM

With 67% of voting districts declared nationally, this is the counting progress in the metros: Buffalo City: 77% VDs declared, ANC leading with 60.73% support. Ekurhuleni Metro: 74% VDs declared, ANC leading with 37.26% support. Nelson Mandela Bay Metro: 62% VDs declared, ANC leading with 41.01% support. City of Cape town: 47% VDs declared, DA […]

Northern and Eastern Capes leading counting progress 3 November 2021, 11:59 AM

With 67% of voting districts declared nationally, this is the provincial count in progress around noon on Wednesday: Northern Cape: 89% of VDs declared. Eastern Cape: 81% of VDs declared. Mpumalanga: 79% of VDs declared. Free State: 75% of VDs declared. Western Cape: 72% of VDs declared. North West: 67% of VDs declared. Gauteng: 57% […]

2021 municipal elections were free and fair: HSRC voter survey 3 November 2021, 10:47 AM

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has released its Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) which found that voters were overwhelmingly confident that the 2021 Local Government Elections were free and fair. According to the HSRC, this points to the ‘continued integrity of elections in the country’.