A GIS image of Gauteng showing ANC-governed districts in green. (News24 maps)
Pretoria - Gauteng represents a major prize for political parties but by Thursday morning the slow pace of vote counting meant no definitive conclusions could be drawn from the results yet.
Results were coming in at the Electoral Commission of SA's (IEC) National Results Operations Centre (NROC) in Pretoria after national and provincial elections on Wednesday.
Overall, for a province with 6 063 739 million registered voters, 297 950 national ballot and 284 898 provincial ballot votes had been counted by 07:26.
On the national ballot, the African National Congress had won 160 151 votes, the Democratic Alliance 93 192 and the Economic Freedom Fighters 24 223.
Looking at the provincial ballot, the ANC had received 149 778 votes, the DA 94 270 and EFF 23 479 votes.
A major reason for the low number of votes was no data was available yet for the City of Johannesburg, the country's most populous metropolitan area, while Tshwane metro, with 1 456 362 million registered voters of its own, had only seen less than 1 500 votes counted by 07:26.
Emfuleni municipality, south of the City of Johannesburg, was also proportionately slow, as only 13 772 national votes and 13 511 had been counted from a base of 358 891 voters.
Ekurhuleni, with 1 547 459 registered voters, had yet to cross the 10% mark when it came to votes counted.
Mogale City, Lesedi, Randfontein, Midvaal, Westonaria and Merafong City - the other municipalities in Gauteng beyond the three large metros - were much closer or over the national rate of vote counting, given their smaller sizes.News24 visted Yeoville voting station on Wednesday. Watch.
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