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2016 signals a new era in politics

Sipho Kekana
As the 2016 local government elections come to a close, power shifts to challenge the dominant party in both the big metros and local councils emerged, seemingly ringing in a new era of coalition and compromise.

In more than 20 local councils no party managed to get a majority.  It is mostly a result of the close contest between the ANC and the DA, with the third role player ranging from the EFF to IFP, VF Plus, COPE, KDF, KOP, KSR as well as independents required to decide which parties will govern the councils.

In some local municipalities, as in Mtubatuba in KwaZulu Natal and Kannaland in the Western Cape, it is the DA and the ANC who are poised to play the role of kingmaker. Smaller parties like ICOSA are emerging as strong enough to win municipalities, while more and more independents are able to contest wards and win.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro remains hung with the DA as the leading party and possibly the EFF playing the role of kingmaker. The City of Tshwane, City of Johannesburg, and possibly Ekurhuleni look set to have more than one party making up mayoral committees.

With the results of less than 10 municipalities still to be declared, the following hung councils will require some kind of cooperation or coalitions between parties to form governing majorities:

The metros

  • Nelson Mandela Bay Metro

DA – 46.71%, 57 Seats

ANC – 40.92%, 50 Seats

EFF – 5.12%, 6 Seats

  • City of Tshwane Metro (Counting continues)
  • City of Johannesburg (Counting continues)
  • Ekurhuleni (Counting continues)

 

Western Cape

Beaufort West

  • DA – 46.68%, 6 Seats
  • ANC – 34.93, 6 Seats
  • KDF – 14.84%, 1 Seat

Hessequa

  • ANC – 46.14%, 8 Seats
  • DA – 42.49%, 8 Seats
  • VF PLUS – 4.86%, 1 Seat

Laingsburg

  • ANC – 46.08%, 3 Seats
  • DA – 43.88%, 3 Seats
  • KOP – 4.5%, 1 Seat

Bitou

  • DA – 48.58%, 6 Seats
  • ANC – 40.99%, 6 Seats
  • AUF – 5.36%, 1 Seat

Kannaland

  • ICOSA – 48.14%, 3 Seats
  • DA – 27.52%, 2 Seats
  • ANC – 21.51%, 2 Seats

Prince Albert

  • DA – 33.53%, 3 Seats
  • KGP – 32.52%, 2 Seats
  • ANC – 31.63%, 2 Seats

 

  • Witzenberg

ANC – 46.73%, 8 Seats

DA – 41.01%, 7 Seats

KSR – 5.15%, 1 Seat

 

  • Knysna

DA 49.61%, 10 Seats

ANC 32.14%, 7 Seats
COPE 5.71, 1 Seats

Gauteng

Mogale City

  • ANC – 48.845, 38 Seats
  • DA – 34.88%, 27 Seats
  • EFF – 11.65%, 9 Seats

Limpopo

Modimolle/Mookgopong

  • ANC – 47.58, 13 Seats
  • DA – 24.11%, 7 Seats
  • EFF – 19.44%, 6 Seats

Thabazimbi

  • ANC – 45.3%, 10 Seats
  • DA – 22.21%, 5 Seats
  • EFF – 20.24%, 5 Seats

KwaZulu-Natal

Mtubatuba

  • IFP – 44.86%, 18 Seats
  • ANC – 43.98%, 18 Seats
  • DA – 3.82%, 2 Seats

Estcourt/Loskop

  • ANC – 49.48%, 23 Seats
  • IFP – 39.73%, 18 Seats
  • DA – 4.165, 2 Seats

Nquthu

  • DA- 33.53%, 3 Seats
  • KGP – 32.52%, 2 Seats
  • ANC – 31.63%

Abaqulusi

  • DA – 33.53%, 3 Seats
  • KGP – 32.52%, 2 Seats
  • ANC – 31.63%, 2 Seats

Endumeni

  • ANC – 49.53%, 6 Seats
  • IFP – 30.52%, 4 Seats
  • DA – 15.59%, 2 Seats

Jozini

  • ANC 47.885, 19 Seats
  • IFP 46.18%, 18 Seats
  • EFF 1.99, 1 Seat

eDumbe

  • ANC – 50.65%, 8 Seats
  • DA – 29.26%, 5 Seats
  • IFP – 15.51, 3 Seats

Northern Cape

Kgatelopele

  • ANC – 43.05%, 3 Seats
  • DA – 28.1%, 2 Seats
  • KCF – 22%, 2 Seats

Ubuntu

  • ANC – 42.04%, 3 Seats
  • DA – 31.21%, 2 Seats
  • Independents – 13.76%, 2 Seats

Nama Khoi

  • ANC – 46.73%, 8 Seats
  • DA – 41.015, 7 Seats
  • KSR – 5.15%, 1 Seat

Free State

Metsimaholo

  • ANC – 45.08%, 19 Seats
  • DA – 28.97%, 12 Seats
  • EFF – 17.87%, 8 Seats

 

North West

Rustenburg

  • ANC – 48.55%; 43 seats
  • EFF – 26.76; 24 seats
  • DA – 16%; 14 seats

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