The Independent Electoral Commission briefs the media on latest counting progress.
The ANC says its approach to coalitions is based on principle and not expediency. With the number of completed municipalities now standing at 139 of the 257 in the country, many of these are hung councils, where no political party has been able to gain an absolute majority.
The African National Congress (ANC) remains the leading party in both Dr JS Moroka and Thembisile Hani municipalities in KwaNdebele, Mpumalanga.
Whenever new political leadership takes over in the municipalities, citizens are warned that there could be delays or disruptions as power changes hands.
Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of three ballot boxes in a bin at Zamintuthuko Primary School in Mamelodi, East of Pretoria. The school was used as a voting station on election day.
Independent candidates and movements have thus far raked up around 450 000 votes collectively, countrywide
African National Congress (ANC) Gauteng Chairperson, David Makhura, says South Africans are not convinced of the governing party's renewal process.
Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) President Velenkosini Hlabisa says the party is prepared to hit the ground running to deliver results to its constituencies.
The Western Cape has 15 hung councils and eight of them are in the Garden Route, Little and Central Karoo regions.
The Patriotic Alliance (PA) says it will be the kingmaker in the key metros of Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni. The party has captured several wards in Gauteng and the Western Cape and says its door is open for negotiations on coalition arrangements with all parties, specifically newly formed party, Action SA.
The ruling party has been reduced to a one-seat majority in council as it managed to get 14 seats compared to the 17 seats it won in 2016 elections.
The Independent Electoral Commission briefs the media as results trickle in.
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) says 95% of the voters sampled believe that the 2021 Local Government Elections (LGE) were free.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in the Eastern Cape says the local government elections were a resounding success despite minor disruptions.
ActionSA Leader Herman Mashaba says his party will never go into coalitions with the African National Congress (ANC).
The Forum for Service Delivery in the North West has accused the ANC of buying votes in the Ratlou Local Municipality. The party alleges that the ANC paid loan sharks to return IDs in their possession to their owners, in exchange for their votes.
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) briefs the media on the preliminary findings of the Election Satisfaction Survey.
ActionSA leader, Herman Mashaba says he is now looking to make his party a national one. According to the CSIR's projection, the former Johannesburg mayor's newly formed party will take over as the fourth biggest player in Gauteng.
Early LGE 2021 results on Wednesday indicate that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has emerged victorious in Phoenix, in Durban, despite the controversy of messaging on its election campaign posters in the area.
With one day to go before the expected announcement of the results for the 2021 local government elections, some political parties remain optimistic of gaining seats in municipalities as vote counting continues.
Some residents in Tshwane say the failure of government and local authorities to bring services to communities should be blamed for Monday's projected low voter turnout.
Former Deputy Electoral Commission(IEC) Chairperson, Terry Tselane says it will be inevitable for coalitions to govern municipalities in South Africa following the 2021 local government elections.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it is committed to resolving complaints from parties.
The Electoral Commission (IEC) says load shedding has affected the speed at which the counting of ballots is proceeding. IEC CEO, Sy Mamabolo says they have completed the results of 58% of the total votes.
With the vote count in 100 of 213 municipalities completed by 5am on Wednesday morning, a picture of dominance by two parties, the ANC and the DA, is emerging at local council level. The ANC is leading the vote count in 74 councils and has secured control of 54 councils, while the DA is leading […]
The number of hung councils in the Western Cape has increased from 8 in 2016 to 14 so far in the 2021 Local Government Elections, with three council results still outstanding as of 3am on Wednesday morning.
Almost 60% of votes cast in the 2021 Local Government Elections on Monday had been counted by 1am on Wednesday morning, but the IEC had earlier expressed confidence that 90% of the count would be completed overnight.
The Congress of the People (COPE) says it optimistic that it will perform decently in the local government elections despite not making a showing on the national results leaderboard in the local government elections.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says the Northern Cape is closest to completing the counting of results followed by the Western Cape.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says 55% of the national vote has been counted by 21H00 on Tuesday night. But the IEC expects 90% of the national vote to be finalised by tonight and the remaining 10% to be done by Wednesday.