Results 95% complete - IEC

2011-05-20 08:28

Pretoria - The Independent Electoral Commission had completed results for 95.1% of the country's voting districts by 07:30 on Friday.

Counting in the North West and Northern Cape was finished.

The North West went to the ANC with 1.8 million votes (74.99%), followed by the Democratic Alliance, with 395 648 votes (16.14%).

The Northern Cape also saw the ANC win the race, obtaining 677 438 votes (63.57%), again followed by the DA with 237 315 votes (22.27%).

Nationally the ANC continued to dominate the leader board after South Africa's fourth post-democracy local election.

By 07:00, the ANC's share of the total national vote stood at 20.5 million (63.51%), with the Democratic Alliance at seven million (22.26%).

Seat calculations were 76.26% complete, with 212 seats of a total 278 allocated.

The province with the largest number of seats to be calculated was KwaZulu-Natal, with 25 municipalities left.

In Limpopo 15 seats still had to be allocated, followed by the Eastern Cape and the Free State with 10 each, Gauteng with three and Mpumalanga with two.

  • Snymenski - 2011-05-20 08:44

    DA where is the demise of the ANC you spoke so confidently about? You are only a 20% party which means only 2 out of 10 South Africans support you. At the present rate it is going to be a very very long time before you are on par with the ANC or hope to wrest control of the country from the ANC. Back into your holes and continue to bash the ANC until the next National elections where you will be soundly beaten again.

      DeonL - 2011-05-20 08:54

      Where is Mantassie now: "We will win everything" DA is growing all over the country.

      1gascan - 2011-05-20 08:57

      Hahahahaha Snymenski - i love the comment "it is going to be a very very long time before you are on par with the ANC". What you must remember, is that the DA is way beyond PAR with the ANC. The DA unlike the ANC deliver and serve for all. So my quote to you is: it is going to be a very very long time before the ANC are on par with the DA! Have a great Friday, and remember - you voted them in, so don't moan and burn tyres on our already messed up JHB streets and toyi toyi when you don't get your own way. Remember who spends your tax money, and remember exactly what they spend it on!

      JMan - 2011-05-20 09:02

      Finally something the ANC and DA have in common... both are "20% parties%...the DA i.t.o of nr of votes (sadly)...and the ANC i.t.o service delivery, honesty, fairness, competency, etc etc....

      Sunshine - 2011-05-20 09:15

      go take a hike. would love to know what the corruptors did for you that you standing behind them.

      Kameomaua - 2011-05-20 09:27

      You don't know what you are talking about. If the DA grows by just 10% at every election, this will mean that the ANC is losing 10% at the same election. This way it will take TWO elections for the ANC and the DA to be 'on par', as you call it, at 42% each, and a third election for the DA to be at 52% and the ANC at 32% - if you want to number-crunch. If more people had common sense and saw which side their bread was buttered, and REALLY cared for the poorest in this country, the shift would happen much faster.

      Pieter - 2011-05-20 09:36

      The 2 out 10 is the educated people of South Africa.

      FaxM8 Fax - 2011-05-20 09:37

      Yet the DA was the only party that grew. as long as that happens its a good thing. Now go and enjoy your free houses , running water , Jobs and free education you will bee getting , HAHAHA

      KissTheBoer - 2011-05-20 09:40

      KAme you are so stupid... let me teach a bit of mathematics....ANC in 2006 got 64.9 percent, in 2011 we a getting 63.8 percent which means we all lost 1 percent. DA stole votes from other opposition like ID and COPE.

      Pieter - 2011-05-20 09:46

      FaxM8 Fax don't forget about the T-Shirts

      Lambchop63 - 2011-05-20 09:58

      Hahahahahahaha all it means is that the people that have been complaining about "no houses, no toilets: bad service delivery" are gonna go without all of the above for another 4 years.... I love it!!!! You get what you vote for... and that is ................ NOTHING and if that is the case, then that is exactly what they deserve... VIVA ANC....

      ph - 2011-05-20 10:02

      you really are clueless - obviously the DA was not going to take the ANC in this election. but look at the results - the ANC is losing support in the metro's and country wise. the demise of the ANC is a gradual process - as soon as people see what real service delivery entails, the demise will be so much quicker. take your blinkers off and see the obvious!

      spetsnazss - 2011-05-20 10:04

      ha ha ha a piety only 2 out of 1o South Africans have brains !

      Adam - 2011-05-20 10:07

      There is only one thing that will take longer then getting on Par with the ANC... and that is the ANC themselves living up to the empty promises they make to they poor loyal subjects each election. I feel so sorry for those loyal ANC supporters who blindly give up their vote to a party that has long forgotten them and their families who had to bleed to win the right to vote. Maybe it is better that Mandela is no longer in a position to speak up, because if he was, he would be spitting on those that have betrayed their people. It may take a very long time before any party is on par with the ANC ( I am referring to winning elections - not service delivery ) - but that day will come, and oh what a day it will be.

      henri.cloete - 2011-05-20 10:08

      @Snymenski: An important factor in the fact that the ANC did not lose much in terms of percentage, is the total collapse of the IFP. The amount of votes the ANC gained in Kwazulu Natal neatly offsets the losses throughout the rest of the country. The problem for the ANC is that there are only so many IFP supporters left that can turn to ANC in the next election, but there are millions of ANC supporters that can turn to the DA, which they will eventually if the ANC continues failing to deliver services and the DA continues delivering in the municipalities they govern. So yes, it is a small victory, but the DA certainly made massive progress.

      JC - 2011-05-20 10:22

      I find it worrying how many Black people think the DA is the NP of old... The DA is infact the progressive party, which was firmly against Apartheid, they were part of the struggle just as the ANC. The difference is the ANC only care about the Black population, the DA care about everyone. It is time to stop looking at colour, like the ANC is still doing, and start looking at making South Africa better. If someone isn't delivering in your area, don't say we won't vote, vote for someone ELSE and give them a chance to make a difference. Just voting for the ANC because of the past is really stupid if they can't deliver in the future. NO ONE WANTS TO BRING APARTHEID BACK!

      malcolm - 2011-05-20 10:23

      Remember, the ANC only have to lose about 10 more percent of the vote to have to govern properly and be held accountable.And things are headed that way. if you had another brain cell to keep the lonely one in your head company you would realize that the only way forward is that path. How anyone in his right mind can think an overwhelming majority by any political party is good for anybody baffles me. I suppose you are a product of a poor education and propaganda.

      Nathi123 - 2011-05-20 10:53

      Now that the elections are over we gonna start seeing White males being appointed to position. Its amazing they hide during the camapaign - then crop-up after the elections. During the campaign the DA uses a picture of a "black", Coloured and White woman to project itself as a transformed opposition. And all the White males who are heading strategic positions are told to hide and give Zille an opportunity to dance with Lindiwe Mazibuko until the end of the elections.

      ToyYoda - 2011-05-20 11:14

      2 out of 10 South Africans??? Did you forget that not everyone voted??? You must be one of those 20% for Woodwork types... LOL

      Yellow1 - 2011-05-20 11:20

      President Zuma said they are Day dreamers and that has been proven.

      BlackSwan - 2011-05-20 11:32

      I don't know what everybody is excited about, 24% is a FAIL no matter which way you look at it. The DA should be ashamed!

      Spyker May - 2011-05-20 11:51

      The ANC is a “Township Party”, a ‘party’ for shack dwellers – the 2011 elections proved it beyond any doubt. The DA (on the other hand) represents the economic ‘powerhouse’ of SA. The 20% who voted for the DA generates more than 80% of the SAcan economy. The ANC relies on the STONE-AGE approach of throwing feckless masses at every challenge. The ANC’s mentality represents a ‘thinking’ that has not changed in tens of thousands of years. The Battle of Rorke's Drift serves as one of many examples – around 7000 Impi (and some other tribesman) lost to around 350 Europeans. A ratio of app. 20 : 1. Currently the ANC : DA ratio is app. 5 : 1. So I guess, go figure, Snymenski... Just a cursory note: who oppressed the Impi before January 1879..? I mean they were tens of thousands of years behind their adversaries at the time. The ANC tries to intimidate by numbers. They are wholly unable to comprehend though that ONE DA vote is (probably) economically worth more than (probably) TWENTY ANC votes – the DA is therefore at least FOUR times more powerful than the feckless ANC. This what the Snymenski’s of this world will never be able to comprehend, A VOTE DOES NOT MAKE A PLATE OF FOOD...

      Karooseun - 2011-05-21 01:57

      Snymenski,if you are educated you should know why the 20% or only 2out of 10 support was so,but it seems to me or appears to me that you have a skull ,but no brain in your skull.So I will or shall tell you why that support was as you wrote.ready to hear or read in this case.The reason is that because of one man one vote the brainwashed black ANC voters are in the majority,and of course only have one thing that registers in their brain and that is,the ANC they think freed them from white oppression,and that is all that matters to them

  • j4truth - 2011-05-20 08:50

    ANC's clever master-minds outwitted and duped opposition with side issues like; 'toilets', 'black-babies' and 'kill the boer song'. Hopefully opposition parties will learn for next time - but usually they dont . . and fall for the bait every time!!!! It was amazing that main issues like FRAUD,CORRUPTION and NEPUTISM didnt even get a hearing.

      neo_acheron - 2011-05-20 10:19

      Thats true, but the masses don't care about the real issues, they don't understand most of it. Now toilets and "kill the boer" they do understand. I think the DA's next election campaign should be an education campaign... Lets show these people what their beloved ANC is doing with tax money. Show them the houses they live in, the food they eat 3 times a day and the "transport" they make use of. Explain to them that they could have built thousands of houses from the amount their ANC is spending on mansions and hotel rooms, never mind the sick amounts of cash that just "disappears" into some fat cats bank account. Show the people what a R60 million party looks like and tell them why they have not been invited. Then finally explain to the people that where the tax money comes from. Tell them that they pay 14% of their money to the government on food, about 30% to the government on petrol and between 20% and 40% of their monthly income goes directly to the tax man. Those who live in the city or in town pays property tax as well! Thats approximately 50% of all their money going to the government, for them to live in fancy mansions, eat as much as they can and drive German cars.

  • shakie - 2011-05-20 08:52

    What I love about RSA election is the following, since commencement of voting, the media and Zille have been dancing DA,DA,DA,DA. ANC was categorize dead,corrupt and buried.Then finally, people of RSA have spoken - and the BORNS can not lie, IT IS ANC AGAIN - and to those who think ANC bring poverty, corruption etc - think again, it is the ANC that has offered the black men education, knowledge, competency and skills.I day, the black men will lead RSA with good vision,competency,skills and love.Within each and every political party, there will be corruption - it is up to us who voted them in to eradicate it by ensuring that competent people are given opportunity.VIVA ANC VIVA, My ANC, my education, my future and my life.

      1gascan - 2011-05-20 09:02

      Shame shakie, you must still be a bit "shaky" from the results! Good luck with your ANC - I am glad you think that they have provided a "decent" education for all - I beg to differ. As I said to Snymenski above - "don't moan and burn tyres on our already messed up JHB streets and toyi toyi when you don't get your own way. Remember who spends your tax money, and remember exactly what they spend it on!"

      Cameron Briceland - 2011-05-20 09:44

      You are beyond help..clearly you have nothing to lose but want everyone to suffer along with the misinformed that vote ANC. Throw the idiots a carrot is how the ANC stay in power. The DA voters still control the majority of the shares on the JSE by a long shot.

      Alexandra Rose - 2011-05-20 09:56

      You only know what the ANC has done for you because you havent given the DA an opportunity to see what THEY can do for YOU, which im sure is much more than what you are currently getting from the ANC. Take a look at Cape Town, what seems to be the only city and province (Western Cape) that actually give the DA a chance, we know what they can do. 1 more thing, how do you propose to get rid of the corruption in the ANC? you said you can eradicate it, tell me how you plan to do that when the ANC doesnt even listen to its followers???

      Martin - 2011-05-20 09:57

      give me one example of where the black man has run a country in africa with good vision, competency, skills and love

      Wise1 - 2011-05-20 10:03

      Firstly, well done to the ANC! Secondly, it is clear that the ANC is gradually losing support, the numbers show this. It is a sad reality that black African governments fail their people miserably. They succumb to the abuse of power, greed & corruption! Mugabe was once a liberation fighter and was a hero in the then Rhodesia but the power & greed got to him & it's the poor people of Zimbabwe who are struggling to survive. We're are seeing early signs of this right here in SA! The empowerment of the tenderpreneurs, the increase in corruption of civil servants, government officials & their relatives & the hypocritical utterances & actions of Malema. If we as SA citizens are not careful who we cast our votes for, we will be in the same situation as our neighbors up north! There's no disputing the great work that the ANC have done thus far but how do we know that if an opposition party, say the DA, were in power they would've done less of a job, maybe even better? One has to just look at how the Western Cape is run and what Cape Town has achieved. CT voted the best city in the world to visit & Madam Helen voted best Mayor of a City in the WORLD!

      Andy - 2011-05-20 10:04

      Umm, the DA had a 9% gain country wide and has extended their presence in the whole of SA. You honestly can't see how this is a big victory for the DA can you? They knew they wouldn't beat the ANC but their plan was to improve on their last results. The DA have won far more municipalities then they have lost. Lets view the situation in a years time, lets see which municipalities are doing better and which ones are bankrupt.

      ph - 2011-05-20 10:04

      i feel sorry for you - you are so misguided

      Caligurl - 2011-05-20 10:06

      Yip.. ANC offers monkey standarts education.. They need uneducated ppl around so they can mantain the "blind" loyalty of their votes... ANC strategy? Mess the educational system because it was designed by the white man! So let's go and lower the standarts, that way ppl would stay dumb, ignorant, and easy to handle like a sheep... Great thisg what they do for u Shakie! That way if u ever (and I stress EVER, cause I seriously doubt it) set a foot outside SA and want to go work overseas u can be the big joke of the month, education in SA is way below international standarts.. is a shame and is all thanx to ur beloved ANC. I dont doubt there's very smart ppl amongs u, unfortunately being SMART and being EDUCATED are 2 very different things, the maid in my parents house is one of the smartest (and wise) women I've ever know, but that doesn't make her able to run a bussiness, that's why QUALIFICATIONS are for, can u spot the difference???

      ariete - 2011-05-20 10:09

      You could have a very bleak future Shakie (Shaikie?). The reason that most of the municipalities are in chaos is because cadres (not competents) have been given jobs. There is then talk of lack of capacity, an euphemism for incompetence (or worse). The ANC themselves acknowledge this, but it will still be jobs for butis - so unless you are one of the butis, you are out in the cold. Please enlighten me as to how the voter ensures that a competent Town Clerk, treasurer or mayor is put in place - are you telling me that for the last 17 years you have been ensuring this, because it appears to me that you are then doing a shoddy job.

      henri.cloete - 2011-05-20 10:21

      @shakie: I agree with you on one point: "1 day, the black men will lead RSA with good vision,competency,skills and love." I study at Stellenbosch University and know enough bright, young black students that certainly have the capability to do just that. The problem is that the ANC does not seem to strive towards the same ideals as you. It seems that nepotism is more important to them than 'competence', causing racial divisions (e.g. the comments about coloureds in the Cape) is more important than 'love' and filling their own back pockets is more important than 'vision' for the prosperity of our country. So, I totally agree with you vision, but it will only take place once the ANC supporters realize that the ANC, though the were excellent revolutionaries, are not good governors (or the ANC suddenly turns around and returns to the behaviour of leaders such as Mandela) and a new party gains power. PS. I don't think anyone ever expected that the DA is going to make a clean sweep of the country, only that they will make progress (which they did, if you look at the amount of wards they won compared to 2006)

      OuWitBooi - 2011-05-20 10:23

      @shakie - you say "1 day, the black men will lead RSA with good vision, competency, skills and love." Is that your admission that they are not doing it now?? The mistake that you are making is that you assume the DA do not want black men to lead. The DA acknowledges that there should be no discrimination on a racial basis and any man with "good vision, competency, skills and love" should be able to lead. In fact the DA goes one step beyond your vision and will allow women with these qualities to be leaders as well (as they already are in the DA - you good ANC folk have already called them the Charlies Angels and they sure kicked butt).

      WCD - 2011-05-20 11:39

      All these militant ANC disciples talk of 'the struggle' as if they were all involved in the liberation of 'the people', the majority of them were either sperm or in nappies when the country became a communistic democracy (oxymoron) in 1994. So to all the satisfied customers of the ANC I say congratulations of contributing to the further demise of a great country and nation. Just remember what Mandela said in 1994, "the struggle is over now"

      Sonja - 2011-05-20 12:49

      You are a fool to think that the ANC gave you all that. If they ANC was so good, why are their municipalities run so badly. We have received our DEMOCRACY, is that not what it is all about??? Why not now get in the people who can do the jobs instead of getting in black people to fill the numbers. Unfortunately apartheid happened, there is nothing we can do abuot the masses of older foke that did not get an education, we have to live with that, but yet we still put people in government who are not RIGHT for the job. All our children born post apartheid will be the future leaders, leave the job up to them and for now use the resources we do have, white or not!!! Geez, the bitterness has to end!!!

      moruthane - 2011-05-20 13:35

      i am who i am today because of ANC, i have access to education(primary,high and tertiary) and i even share bathrooms with Afrikaaners because of AAAAAAAAANC, but i my parents are poor because of Zille's 'tribe'/'Race'. So with all due respect i wont be fooled by DA(Dumb Afrikaans) by claiming they have delivered at westersn cape forgeting that they found Western cape 80% percent complete. down ka DA down, VIIIIIIIIIIVA AAAAAAAAAANC VIIIIIIIIIIVAAAAAAAAAA

      boswellcraig - 2011-05-20 16:29

      "I (one:sic) day, the black men will lead RSA with good vision,competency,skills and love" Shakie, my friend, unfortunately you are deeply and fundamentally deluded!

  • booboo - 2011-05-20 08:52

    Well KissTheBoer: As they say: the people deserve the government they elected! Have fun!!!

      marguerite - 2011-05-20 09:01

      booboo.. the problem with what you are saying is that the rest of us will suffer along.. yes, they chose the ANC. What about the rest of the people that chose DA? Well.. I guess no worries, cos the world is ending tomorrow anyways.. lol..

  • mo-man - 2011-05-20 08:58

    Those who voted for the ANC: Beware the tokoloshe!!! LOL

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-20 09:11

      ...and the ancester ghosts...!! ....He he he he he..!!!

      ZipZap - 2011-05-20 09:46

      hahahaha, jah.

      FaxM8 Fax - 2011-05-20 10:06

      I heard there are busses full of ancestors on the way from zimbabwe to come and sort out those who did not vote ape and c

  • ZumaDooma - 2011-05-20 08:58

    63.57% of the country shouldn't complain or strike since this is what you voted for

      IandI - 2011-05-20 09:41

      No chance. Riots will begin soon as they will fail to deliver again. The ANC has promised to revisit unhappy communities after the elections. I think they will be bringing rubber bullets, batons and teargas with them to pacify their unhappy supporters.

      OuWitBooi - 2011-05-20 10:30

      In Durban (in the Chesterville and Cato Manor wards) the people have already called for Zuma to come forward and act on his promises regarding fixing the candidate lists. These wards took Zuma at his word and voted in the ANC candidates foisted on them by the undemocratic centralist ANC, on the understanding (Zuma's promise) that they would be substituted by the community's choice after the election. This ain't gonna happen and you can expect riots in Durban pretty soon.

  • Hendrik - 2011-05-20 09:01

    If just more DA supporters took one hour out of their holiday on Wednesday to go and vote we could have got the ANC below 60%, there is also a lot of wards where the ANC just got over 50%, a few more opposition voters and their ward would have been okay for the next 5 years. Now they will suffer for the next 5 years, if you could have voted but did not, don't complain once about service delivery in your area.

      ZipZap - 2011-05-20 09:49

      i didnt vote, why should i. Its pointless... Until the majority of africans see the light, which will never happen anyways cos they racists, the DA will never win.

      phunkylizzy - 2011-05-20 10:11

      @zipzap you did vote. you voted for the ANC. you silence went to the ruling party. think again when the next election comes. People, you must vote! Equal distribution of votes means equality in democracy. Isn't that what you fought for in the apartheid, equality?

      Andy - 2011-05-20 10:12

      @ZipZap, that's the problem! If 50% of DA supports have your attitude, thats a few hundred thousand votes down the drain. Can't beleive you've been mocking the ANC peeps when your too stubourn to vote! You've lost your right to comment on corruption issues!

      Andy - 2011-05-20 10:14

      @ZipZap, if 50% of DA supports had your attitude then thats a few hundred thousand votes lost. Can't believe you've been lambasting the ANC supporters when you havn't even bothered to vote. Not voting is like an extra vote to the ANC. You've lost your right to comment on issues of corruption!

      mike - 2011-05-20 10:18

      whether I vote or not - if I pay my taxes/rates then I deserve to have a say in service delivery - it is up to all parties to provide service delivery not just one.

      OuWitBooi - 2011-05-20 10:33

      @ZipZap - you are an idiot. If everyone behaved this way we would still be living under the feudal system. Do you have any idea what democracy means and what your obligations are under such a system? I bet you are one of those sad people who believes the whole world is against them and everything "just isn't fair". Get a life, bro.

  • Candice Gardner - 2011-05-20 09:02

    @KissTheBoer I don't recall anyone saying the DA were winning nationally, just dominating the Western Cape and improving overall support. Did they have you worried there for a while... I'm sure there is some lame 'racism is fun' website you can make stoopid recists comments on where the other 1 person using it will care...surely...

      Jacques - 2011-05-20 09:23

      @KissTheBoar. To tell you the truth my friend. The ANC is your current oppressor. But you will never see it this way...

      DeonL - 2011-05-20 09:31

      Kissboring, send in Juju and friends for Western Cape we are hungry for comedy here in Cape Town.

      Bhlynd - 2011-05-20 09:55

      @KissTheBoer - I think you have the wrong idea about WC. The DA do not rule WC, they serve WC. Maybe that is a concept your ANC needs to be taught.

      Andy - 2011-05-20 10:18

      @KissTheBoer, yep, that's what you said about this election, the ANC failed misserably in the WC. Can't admit defeat. Its true what they say, ignorance is bliss!

      Cornix - 2011-05-20 10:24

      Blacks, coloureds, whites, Indians and all other races are welcome in the Western Cape, as long as you support the values of the DA and live in harmony with others. Anyone who has oppression of another race in mind, is not welcome here. No racists please!

  • Jakob - 2011-05-20 09:03

    and this is where is LOL @ those who wasted their time voting, u really thought ur vote gonna turn the tide of babylon's followers???

  • madumod - 2011-05-20 09:03

    He He , we are going to win tshwane. I was going to relocate to another municipality.

  • EmptyCan - 2011-05-20 09:06

    Its interesting how the ANC supporters on these forums never address any of the nepotism, corruption, crime, lack of service delivery, lack of infrastructure maintenance, bad educational systems, unemployment etc issues that we mention and ask. They always act like children,.."amandlaaa, viva anc, viva, you just jealous, go back to europe" mentality. The only conclusion I can come to is that the anc supporters actually approve then that their leaders are criminals, steal from the citizens and spread false hope and lies. They approve of the level of corruption, they approve of the fact that the country has a pathetic public transport system, they approve of the pathetic health care institutions and bad standard of education. That is why they cannot answer to these questions, they approve of a bad and corrupt government that is destroying the country. And don't throw me with racial slurs or insults, because I don't care who sits in the governing office, as long as they serve and produce for the country and ALL it's people, black,white,brown,pink, yellow, purple, whatever. A government is elected by the voters, they work for the voters, the voters pay their salary, yet the majority of people in this country accepts and approves that the governing party treats them like shit, and do not listen to what the people want. It is just absolutely amazing and points to either ignorance or limited mental capability or both. Africa never seizes to amaze!!!

      Benny66 - 2011-05-20 09:36

      Not al all. The reason why they again voted in the ANC is because Zuma with his pathetic speech put the fear of Tokolosh in them by threatening them with a visit from their ancestors. You see the bulk of the people we are talking about still live in the past because their leaders continue to talk about "the revolution"; "Bring me my machine gun"; "Shoot the Boer" and in so doing continue to incite racial hatred in order to take the focus off their continued self enrichment.

      Balmy - 2011-05-20 09:57

      @KissTheBoer in a previous article published on this site a lady from Khayelitsha said she was voting DA because since they have been in power she now has electricity, water etc so what cr@p are you talking. Also, maybe if the ANC stopped squandering and pocketing the taxpayers money they would be able to deliver on all the empty promises that they make.

      Bhlynd - 2011-05-20 09:58

      @KissTheBoer - Just curious, since the DA is deliviring only to the rich does that mean all the rich people stay in WC? Get your head out of your rear for a second and think about what you saying.

      mo-man - 2011-05-20 10:09

      Well spoken EmptyCan!!!!!

      ariete - 2011-05-20 10:16

      @Kisstheboer - we have noted how the bulk of roads, houses, bridges, etc "we" built have a tendency to collapse, and that much of this work went to tenderpreneurs. Ask Tokyo Sexwale if you don't believe me.

      Samantha - 2011-05-20 10:20

      What's done is done. Insults aint gonna do zilch now. The DA is well on track now and they aint gonna rest until they've achieve what they want. The ANC is on it's dying bed. Some people don't die peacefully, they first put up a fight, but in the end they are sure to lose against a greater force...... I rest my case!!!!

      Ic3 - 2011-05-20 10:22

      @KissTheBoer "the only reason DEAD ALLIANCE (DA) seems like they are delivering its a mere fact that they are governing the rich suburbs which makes it easy to deliver with all the rates they get from rich white ppl. on the other hand ANC is governing in the most rural and poor communities which can't sustain themselves which makes it very difficult deliver on time." "Another reason is that the DA lead municipalities are already developed by apartheid goverment while the ANC rule communities were ignored by the white oppressors. in other words DA only climb the graph from half way while ANC have to start from scratch." Are you saying Johannesburg is rural and was ignored by "the white oppressors"? ANC talk to much they should "JUST DO IT" aka "FIX IT"

      adrian.miljak - 2011-05-20 10:33

      KissTheBoer you are really a moron. I have seen a number of your comments here and none of them are logical or provide any response to the discussion. Everything is brain washed propaganda that has been drilled into you by the communist ANC. You say the only reason that DA municipalities do well is because they were "already developed by apartheid government". The DA only won the Western Cape in the last election. Before that it was ANC. And I didn't realize that Johannesburg, Durban and all the other major centres around the country only popped up after the 1995 elections. You really don't think before spewing forth your rubbish. Why don't you use that thing inside your head (it's called a brain by the way) and think before you open you brain washed mouth...

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-05-20 09:07

    It took 40 years to bring down the apartheid NP. After 17 years the ANC support it declining and the DA are growing. In 13 years time the political landscape will be different. Voters will see through the ANC's racist bullsh#t. VIVA DA !

      avhasei - 2011-05-20 09:27

      Dream on, its not a crime to dream but i think you are wasting your time, i will never vote any party but only ANC and i dont exepect anything from them but i dont want to bring apartheid in style.

      mike - 2011-05-20 10:23

      @avhasei - but not all africans are as moronic as you are

      Felix - 2011-05-20 10:25

      You just scared you'll lose your job, avhasei. Then you can't troll on the web anymore.

  • Schalk Swart - 2011-05-20 09:08

    Clearly the system is corrupted. I honestly don't believe from all the parties in the elections, the ANC can get uncontested majority vote. From all the parties involved, you can't seriously be telling me they don't have anything to offer the people of this country. If the ANC has to count on instilling fear and threatening people to get votes, this is no longer a democracy - but rather dictatorship mixed with communism. If the main reason people are afraid to vote for someone they believe in is in fear of 'apartheid', they have a seriously narrow minded view, seeing segregation was imposed by the British, it was active in America. The fact is, we weren't the first - but we were the last. I don't see South Africa heading in that direction, my advice is to vote for what you want and need - and don't be intimidated.

      nn.prv - 2011-05-20 09:57

      What do you expect when you have power hungry opposition ? How can we you have more than 100 opposition parties and expect the electorate to take you seriously .Until then the ANC will just smile and wave !

  • Robert Graf - 2011-05-20 09:08

    Well I happen to think its a victory for all. we had an election and there is no war, ANC has won the opposition respect that, DA has gained ground ANC respect that, and one common thread I heard is everyone saying, we need to work harder, well done South Africa. lets get busy and build

  • Bianca - 2011-05-20 09:08

    Isnt it funny how 20% is the number of people actually contributing in terms of taxs so that the other other 80% can live? Screw with the 20% and the other 80% will suffer... Lets look at it this way, which 20% do you think is voting for the DA? Its more than likely the 20% supporting the other 80%. The ANC are racist, have achieved nothing but corruption. they spent billions on defense weaponry that no one knows how to use and are just sitting there rotting, reason: people in this country do not usually have a world class eduction. If they had spent that money on housing and schools maybe they could now go and buy some weapons, but I am not supporting a party that is corrupt, who instead of building around 48 000 000 houses with change to build loads of schools, buys jets no one can fly, submarines no one can operate and worse pockets a whole lot of money to themselves. DA forever, if they had had that money, no one in the WC would be without a house, or an education. Get with the program ANC.

      WCD - 2011-05-20 11:54


  • Snymenski - 2011-05-20 09:11

    DA be gracious in defeat. Go back to the drawing board. The only way you are going to be worthwhile competition and credible in the eyes of many is to get away from the us Vs them mentality. To many of us in the ANC you are just a bunch of disgruntled whites who are banding together to spread your anti black diatribe. You have no real credibility among the masses as long as you continue to bash the Party who brought democracy to SA and see the ANC as a threat to your superior attitudes and who are still hankering after the past when you had things your own way and held the power in our country.

      Bhlynd - 2011-05-20 10:02

      DA Campaign - Achievements in regards to service delivery. ANC Campaign - Calling the DA racist white minory party and telling their supporters their ancestors will turn their back on them and they wont go to heaven if they vote another party. I clearly see where you coming from with your inteligent comments.

      alison - 2011-05-20 10:27

      @snymenski why do so many south africans think the ANC gave them democracy? WE created our own democracy.thank you. 1994 most of sa voted not for the anc itself but for an end to apartheid and to see mandela as our president. 17 years later they are still waving these two things in our faces as if they achieved it alone.and please lets not forget all the other parties who also fought to abolish apartheid. ANC has to stop claiming it as THEIR victory. well done da for the good fight. but now i would like to see cope start growing too. after all thats what we all should be voting for. a MULTI PARTY government. never again should any ONE group dominate another!!!!

  • george - 2011-05-20 09:12

    Better is a free independant wild dog that goes hungry than a fat chained, restricted dog. The ANC might be bad but it is ours. We are prepared to go hungry as long as we are free and have our dignity to slaughter cows for rituals and practice polygamy. DA will bring us prosperity but limit our freedoms and cultural practices while promoting homosexuality. If DA wants my vote they must correct this anomaly and respect both polygamy and homosexuality as professed by our constitution instead of singling one cultural practice for degradation. I better go hungry and live in the bush as long as i have my dignity intact to do whatever i want than to be fed full and fat by the DA yet restrict my cultural practices here in my african homeland. This weekend we will be burning and looting in celebration of the ANC win (baboon style) In future i will vote for the DA if it can re-assure the remnants of my cultural practices. If the DA can stop calling the SPCA everytime i slaughter a cow, then they can have my vote. Otherwise they will forever get 20% of the national vote because i am the majority and i am no fool. Ask the National Party.

      nn.prv - 2011-05-20 09:59

      Uyishaye ekhanda !

      ariete - 2011-05-20 10:21

      @George, if you are going hungry then your right to slaughter a cow and acquire a multiplicity of wives are hypothetical non-issues, cos you don't have the moola for either practice.

  • ckrummeck - 2011-05-20 09:12

    Why doesn't the IEC go digital and allow voters to appear in person and follow the same process, but instead of writing an 'X' onto a page, have a touch screen, in a private voting booth, where you can select your choice. It's still totally safe in that it can't be hacked, because it's not online; but the benefits are massive. Each ID Number registered can only vote once, no one can spoil a ballot, counting is done automatically, loads of time & money saved, etc. Basically, instead of IEC officials counting the paper vote and capturing them into a system, rather allow voters to directly capture there choice into a system. Results would be available almost immediately. It's time!

      Alexandra Rose - 2011-05-20 10:07

      if i could thumbs up this 1000 times i would, i lived in the States for over a year and thats how they do it, i was saying THE exact same thing on wednesday when we were voting, we seriously need to get with the programe, but im not sure when that will happen with the ANC in charge.

      WCD - 2011-05-20 11:55

      Very clever ckrummeck, but how will they 'CHEAT'

  • K_za - 2011-05-20 09:14

    GO DA!!!!! By 2014 you ANC supporters in ANC municipalities will be living in slums while we in the Cape will getting on with our rainbow nation and living the good life. All you will have is a bunch of fat, rich politicians. Good luck and enjoy what you have voted for. LOL

  • avhasei - 2011-05-20 09:17

    DA will only win in news24 forum they have got majority but out there they will never win. viva ANC

      Hendrik - 2011-05-20 09:27

      Go to the Sowetan's website, more than 50% of the comments is agaisnt the ANC, the middle class already saw through them. Change is coming, soon we will have a party in control that really deliver's for all, non rasist and that will take this great country forward and not backwards.

      Darryl - 2011-05-20 09:59

      Typical ANC supporter, ignoring the facts. That's fine. Next time round it will be even closer in Pretoria, Johannesburg and PE, the time after that ANC might just lose all three. Not everybody loves crime and corruption as much as you do. You represent a shrinking 63% of crime lovers.

  • lucky.sibanyoni - 2011-05-20 09:17

    DA this DA that. all talks but no treath to ANC. a party that rebaleted SA and Africa. who is DA, full of white boers who are still entreched to racism. you look at the candidate who will fill the positions, its all whites. SA belongs to those who live in it, not whites..... we need to have the ANC in power as long as we live. DA will get votes for those who are whites, some few blacks who are after positions in DA. Amandla. Winning 7 of 8 Metros, tells you that, South African are not stupid as most of the so called white would think. we know what we want, and we get what we want. As black as i am, am proud to be in SA govern by the Ruling party.

      Turdy - 2011-05-20 09:23

      you get what you want all right.That is why africa is such a craphole!

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-05-20 09:36

      So do you want a One Party State ?

      Bhlynd - 2011-05-20 10:05

      DA Campaign - Achievements in regards to service delivery. ANC Campaign - Calling the DA racist white minory party and telling their supporters their ancestors will turn their back on them and they wont go to heaven if they vote another party. I clearly see where you coming from with your inteligent comments.

      nn.prv - 2011-05-20 10:10

      Well said Lucky.7 out of 8 Metros and 8 of the 9 provinces ?? Where is the opposition .They have to step up or they'll continue to come last. No one remembers second place ! Well done to the winners and commiserations to the losers. Plan for the next 4 yrs.

      Phineas - 2011-05-20 10:12

      Hi Lucky, you are an idiot you don't even understand this Country's Constitution. Your own mind is imprisoned and you must go back to school if that will help, or if you've been to school already you should consider going back again.

  • JLN123 - 2011-05-20 09:19

    All I want to say , is that the ANC have won yes , but this is not a sport event yet all the ANC supporters taunt the DA or who ever as such . Wake up. This affects our lives , it is not a game. So you did won , Congratulations, hopefully we can get some service delivery and sort out some problems together

  • Snymenski - 2011-05-20 09:25

    Sorry Bianca, I am 1 of the 80% who pays a substantial amount of my income as tax and I pay for the services that are provided to me and my family. So be very careful when you make such sweeping statements in future.

  • GTFO - 2011-05-20 09:27

    yes DA only won over 20% of the countries vote BUT let me assure you those 20% can hold the world on their shoulders.

  • thobsion.ANC - 2011-05-20 09:27

    Amandla!!! Ngawethu.

  • Snymenski - 2011-05-20 09:30

    For all those disgruntled voters and ANC bashers who did not go out and vote. Stop whinging and complaining. Go out and exercise the democratic right provided by the ANC to all South Africans to vote. That is the only way you are going to be heard and maybe be in a position to effect the type of change you want to see in the country.

      Point Blank - 2011-05-20 09:45

      Another fool who has been brainwashed into thinking the ANC gave him the right to vote..... you my friend were obviously not part of the struggle and the ANC have done well in making you believe they were the champions.. hahaha!!!

  • daboss247365 - 2011-05-20 09:30

    Guys the comments here aint gonna change it. The ANC won, fair & square. If you wanted to make a difference, you should have voted, I know many DA supporters who didnt bother "Because the ANC will win anyways..." lol, if thats the attitude then why the hell bother lol, live with it. Politics in africa is not the same as the west. Its more comparible to a soccer fued... If liverpool plays badly, do you support Reds??? No... you complain, you might not watch the games, but you remain a supporter. Thats how politics works in Africa. The ANC is a political home to many, & that may take a long time to change if it ever does change. Well done to the ANC on their victory, Well done to the DA on their gains. Lets hope the result for this is better service delivery, as that is the ultimate prize.

      WCD - 2011-05-20 11:57

      are you stoned?

  • DILLIGAS - 2011-05-20 09:33

    @Synmenski....reading your comment I understand why you are too thick to see what your party is doing for you and why you voted for them. 20% of the vote is a far larger percentage than 2 of 10 South Africans. Nearly half our citizens are under voting age for starters and the poll will be in the region of 55%. Beware those underage voters, because those are the voters who won't blithely follow African National Corruption party because they are the ones being educated!!

  • Jungle - 2011-05-20 09:34

    " wake up and smell the coffie blacks will never be ruled by the oppressors ever again" - KissThe Boer. My man, you are being ruled by oppressors however you have just not realised it yet...

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-05-20 09:34

    The gullible masses in rural areas will remain as they are for decades to come...pity that empty promises will never fill a stomach. I see the DA evolving into a challenging opposition with Lindiwe Mazibuko as its leader...

  • thobsion.ANC - 2011-05-20 09:35

    Don't worry gentlemen about this things from DA, they just crying babies begging for attention. I said a fool will follow DA but a citizen will follow the only organisation that put the interest of South Africans first. This thins will drag this country backwards,like they do in Cape Town. The people of South Africa have spoken now is the time for MY ANC to deliver back to them. Its gonnar be a very difficult task though with the media touch focusing on ANC's A$$ giving these things something to talk about.

      mike - 2011-05-20 10:36

      you are truly representitive of the anc - uneducated and ignorant

  • hyde - 2011-05-20 09:37

    kiss the boer you are such a dumb racist f*ck. its people like you who cause most of the sh*t in this country with your ignorance. 1stly no one thought the DA would win the election just gain more votes from normal decent people who want their country governed properly. Voting isn't about race it's about who can do the job best for the people.

  • Tango_Blast - 2011-05-20 09:38

    to hell with the ANC

  • Point Blank - 2011-05-20 09:38

    @Snymenski, wow not very bright are you.. At the present rate the DA will catch up to the ANC MUCH sooner then you think, I was having a chat with Jesus last night, oh he's here by the way ;) The DA is actually the biggest winner this election after increasing from 16% to 23% while the ANC have lost votes every election since 94..

  • Justsaying36 - 2011-05-20 09:38

    So sad to still be speaking about "whities and boers" 17 years later.Thanks to your bigotry ways our children will have an even steeper mountain to climb.O so very sad.

  • KissTheBoer - 2011-05-20 09:39

    KAme you are so stupid... let me teach a bit of mathematics....ANC in 2006 got 64.9 percent, in 2011 we a getting 63.8 percent which means we all lost 1 percent. DA stole votes from other opposition like ID and COPE.

  • DeonL - 2011-05-20 09:39

    This was a local municipality election, totals does not realy matter. How many municipalities was won by each party?

      KissTheBoer - 2011-05-20 09:51

      ANC won a lot. we won 7 metros out of 8 which is very good even though we wanted to win cape as well.

  • ZipZap - 2011-05-20 09:43

    to the anc voters - enjoy your lack of delivery. dont complain anymore, we are sick of it. you get what you vote for, and i truly hope it degenerates further.

      Andy - 2011-05-20 10:26

      And you get what they vote for because you didn't vote!

  • Pieter - 2011-05-20 09:43

    KissTheBoer the ANC will rule until there is nothing like ZIMBABWE, and it is the 20% educated people of South Africa that voted for the DA.

  • Ic3 - 2011-05-20 09:48

    Nothing needs to be said, just look what the different parties, in this case the ANC & DA, do differently from each other and then compare. Just look at who is getting what services.

  • Ic3 - 2011-05-20 09:49

      Ic3 - 2011-05-20 09:56

      03:00 mins onwards, because the first 3 mins are more applicable for America, but he does speak some truths, do yourself a favour & watch the whole video. He also speaks about the government taking the peoples money to buy planes for themselves.

  • pompie1 - 2011-05-20 09:52

    Something needs to happen soon to get the ANC`s national percentage down to below 50% before they f@ck up the country completely. The DA is growing but it`s going to take too long to persuade the black vote in big numbers. We need another predominantly black party to break up the traditional base of the ANC. If the new party can muster say 25% of the national vote, then things will become interesting. The sooner the "still fighting for freedom" / "blaming apartheid" tendency is broken, the better for this country.

  • ProfDoc18 - 2011-05-20 09:52

    Ladies & Gents, we need not to be blind sided. What we experiencing today ( corruption, bribes, lack of service delivery & un-equality in Law enforcement) did exist before 1994. It was even worse then. The only difference was that back then all these stories were covered & maintained under ground. People protesting service delivery were killed or jailed. Media was prevented to cover bad things i.e. Hijacking of Land etc. The difference also is that people who were ruling beyond 94, didnt spend their money on Luxury materials rather they invest in banks abroad. Even money from corruption was invested abroad. I am not condoning what ANC is doing. However we need not to forget that nobody in this world is perfect. Nobody is clean. Let us not interpret what is happening now as if it only starts now. Self enrichment, greed, corruption & fraud started long time ago.

      Phineas - 2011-05-20 10:52

      I agree with you 100% - and Godzille is trying so hard to be a saint - she's such a hypocrite and a beneficiary of apartheid even today DA is being funded by Colonialists from the West. But that does not give ANC a reason to steal poor people's money and resources. ANC are greedy & thieves.

  • shakie - 2011-05-20 09:53

    Bianca et al,. we all pay tax - be it direct or indirect.Wake up and learn, we are post 1990 and tax is applicable to some food, clothes,mineral water,books,equipment etc. Dont tell me that your 20% is the one that own the latter - we all pay tax and for your information - black people are currently paying more tax than white - do your research.It is best to congratulate ANC and wish DA luck for the future, rather than thinking all people who voted ANC are not paying tax, are corrupt etc - nop, i have white people (madam) looking after ma kids (Crech) and i pay them, so the tax they claim to pay originate from me - idiot.

  • sense. - 2011-05-20 09:54

    ANC for LIFE like it or not.

  • Joe Three - 2011-05-20 09:54

    Take the 22% DA and multiply it by each voters net worth or asset wealth. Do the same with the ANC. You will find that the total for the DA is at least 20x that of the ANC. I assume the ANC is aware of where the wealth of the country resides.

      Ic3 - 2011-05-20 10:02

      I think you might have forgotten that all the tax payed goes to the ANC, not?

      moruthane - 2011-05-22 09:29

      ic3 you are such an idiot

  • Shrek - 2011-05-20 09:54

    After 17 years of "government" look at the state of the rural schools. The education that the "government for the people" is providing is a crime against humanity. This proves that it is in the interest of the ANC to keep the majority of its poor and undeducated, poor and uneducated This allows for racist politics that warns all against the "wit gevaar". The polls show that the educated vote is moving away from the ANC because of its appalling governance. The gravy train is slowly starting to congeal.

  • Fred - 2011-05-20 09:54

    Well, the way I look at it is that the people have voted for the party that gives them nothing, and steals the country dry, oObviously the people are happy with that, so we should have no more service delivery protests from the people because they are extremely happy with what they have, and obviously they know that by the next election the probability is that they will have even less. So enjoy living under the ANC you 63% and let's hear no more whining from you. You have given the ANC your permission to keep stealing from the country and corrupting the entire fabric of society.

  • Born To Fish - 2011-05-20 09:58

    63% Sheep......

  • ariete - 2011-05-20 10:00

    I thought there were 23 million registered voters. Are the figures above based on ballot papers?