ANC takes Johannesburg

2011-05-20 07:15

Pretoria - The African National Congress has won control of the Johannesburg metro, receiving more than 1.2 million votes, the Independent Electoral Commission cnfirmed early on Friday.

According to the final results, the ANC received 1 272 354 votes and as a result secured a total of 153 seats out of a total of 260 seats.

The party received 59% of the 2 154 506 votes cast, while the Democratic Alliance was the second largest party with almost 35% of the vote, securing  90 seats.

The Inkatha Freedom Party and Congress of the People secured four and three seats respectively.

The ANC, DA and IFP were the only parties to win wards while the other 10 parties secured seats by proportional representation.


The ANC was also confirmed as the largest party in Ekurhuleni, where it received 62% of the more than 1.55 million votes, securing 125 of the 202 seats up for grabs in the metro.

The DA was again the second largest party with a little more than 30% of the votes and 62 seats.

The ANC and the DA were the only parties that won ward seats. Ten other parties secured the balance of seats through the proportional representation vote.

On Thursday the ANC was confirmed the winner of the Nelson Mandela Bay metro in a tight contest with the DA, winning 52.72% of the vote and securing 63 of the 120 seats up for grabs.

The DA received nearly 41% of the votes and 48 seats, while Cope received five percent of the vote and six seats.

The next result for a metro that was expected to be confirmed was that of Tshwane, where by late on Thursday 99% of votes had been counted. The ANC was known to have won 55% of the votes counted while the DA had won 38% of the votes.

Results from Cape Town and eThekwini (Durban) were expected to be finalised later on Friday with the DA being the largest party in Cape Town and the ANC the largest in Durban.

  • kolobe - 2011-05-20 07:24

    you know the anc is tougher than chuck norris when they also run orania

      Grant - 2011-05-20 07:29

      Chuck Norris exacts terrible revenge on those that take his name in vain!

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-20 08:17

      ...ANC = good for nothing... ...useless...

      Matt - 2011-05-20 08:57

      Chuck Norris is a born-again Christian and writes articles or World News Daily on - his e-mail is - doesn't reply though :-(

      DeonL - 2011-05-20 10:00

      Enjoy your municipality problems.

      Point Blank - 2011-05-20 10:48

      Shame kolobe, every election the ANC lose votes and the DA gain votes and still you in denial... HAHAHAH!!!

      Badger - 2011-05-20 10:54

      @ TSEK, that's right my boy, you keeping voting for the ANC and make them richer and fatter than you will ever be. Talk about stupid, I think you are "Stuck On Stupid" The masses just don't get it. Well I say, keep them in power and in a couple of years you will be crying for another party cause the ANC have robbed you blind, then again it will be too late. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Lefty - 2011-05-20 13:37

      Yeah...his friends all wear t-shirts with "I'm with Stupid" written on the front.

  • GTA_Lad - 2011-05-20 07:27

    Oh well, Stuffed for another 5 years I suppose - 2011-05-20 07:54

      A negative attitude gets you nowhere. Do you think that the DA got where they are today from being pessimistic and defeatist? Not a chance in hell.

      Yaseen - 2011-05-20 08:33

      It does not have to be that way GTA, you could always move to Australia. U not really needed here with that attitude.

      GTA_Lad - 2011-05-20 09:41

      Or How about u both shut your mouths and let me have my opinion

      DennyC - 2011-05-20 09:59

      So you can have your opinion but they cannot have their own? Groovy. - 2011-05-20 10:19

      I agree - the incremental progress is very encouraging.. The DA won over a third of the votes in Joburg lets not forget!!! Anyone who expected the ANC to be voted out of power completely was a bit delusional..

      Yaseen - 2011-05-20 14:19

      Try 50 years GTA. The DA will not win simply beacuse they do not have a Malema. Malema is used to get the support of the uneducated masses. If you control the uneducated masses, you will get the vote of the uneducated masses.

  • Marcell - 2011-05-20 07:28

    Well done Johannesburg!! Please don't complain or burn the buildings down when the roads are full of pot holes, when the billing is a c up, when there is no water, when there is no powa. Remember this day!! You will get what you voted for, Enjoy what is comming your way! Viva darkness Viva!

      IandI - 2011-05-20 07:42

      Eish, ANC wins again.Will they help me pay the R102m water&lights bill Mr Masondo's chaps have sent me?

      AgentM - 2011-05-20 07:47

      Ouch, dude, that is a bit harsh on the people in JHB who didn't vote for the ANC. We're now stuck under the greedy corrupt thumbs of people we voted against... not fun.

      Wade - 2011-05-20 08:17


      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-20 08:18

      ...and the water and power problems will continue.... always....

      Mathekga - 2011-05-20 08:18

      @Marcel very soon I will be contact Joburg municipality on behalf of Cosmo City, as community we have solution for them. It is just a matter of correcting some processes. some of this issues are being caused by stakeholders (from developer to resident) and I don't believe that the problem is with the system/application they use. is either information is capture wrong or someone is not doing his/her work(garbage in garbage out). The truth is solution is with community only when we work together.

      lacisnesnon - 2011-05-20 08:19

      By voting ANC, they are not allowed to protest at all. They must live with their decision.

      fracham - 2011-05-20 08:43

      The only ones that complain are the whities that vote DA. The others are happy with the ANC , potholes corruption and all. So I am not sure who the comment is addressed to.

      Matt - 2011-05-20 09:01

      @ fracham - I didn't vote ANC or DA, and I sure as heck ain't happy with either of them. My ward is DA-run and it's still suffering greatly; JHB is ANC-run and it's a sh1thole. Just go to the CBD and smell the sh1t in the air from all the sewage flooding the streets - go to De Villiers Street, around that area, up till Jeppe Street - stinks to high heaven. But apparently 60% of the people enjoy this.

      Matt - 2011-05-20 09:10

      @ Mathekga - I have some ideas for RDP housing and to involve the community while cutting costs - are you a concerned citizen or in the council/municipality/etc?

      myancmyfutur - 2011-05-20 09:18

      You're right Marcel, they cant complain like those people occupying a sports field in Mitchells Plein

  • SA_Rocks - 2011-05-20 07:29

    WELLDONE SOUTH AFRICA - I LOVE U - Democracy is ALIVE and WELL !! Now can we just STOP the RACISM ???

      Philip - 2011-05-20 07:38

      Are you still playing the racist game? Grow up or move out you fool

      Marcell - 2011-05-20 07:41

      If voting for a party that delivers makes me a racist then I'll wear it with pride! Yipeeeee!! I'm a racist!!!!!!!!1

      MadeInSA - 2011-05-20 10:44

      Its not very democratic to misinform your followers and to keep good education away from them so that they're not able to make informed decisions. That is neither healthy for the nation nor democratic.

      Sapere Aude - 2011-05-21 10:52

      @MadelnInSa, more people are being educated now than ever before. The blind loyalty to the ANC has become a cultural thing, it's not as simple as ''education equals the downfall of the ANC''. The fact that the ANC is losing support bit by bit with each election shows a less radical, thus more healthy, shift in power. Think about it.

      Sapere Aude - 2011-05-21 10:56

      @MadeInSa: More people are being educated now than ever before in our history. The blind loyalty to the ANC has become a cultural thing, it's not as simple as ''education equals the downfall of the ANC''. The fact that the ANC is losing support with each passing election shows a more gradual, more healthy, shift in power than a radical switch would be. Think about it.

  • Marcell - 2011-05-20 07:29

    o, and the toll fees! viva!!

      lacisnesnon - 2011-05-20 08:21

      Shame dude, I take it that you live in Jozie then... my sympathies are with you. Those toll fees are going to eat into your wallet!

      Matt - 2011-05-20 09:03

      Yay! Can't wait to pay so much more for my food... FK ANC

      Matt - 2011-05-20 09:06

      @ lacisnesnon - they will eat your wallet too, wherever you live. Trucks will be tolled at R4 per KM. Just imagine how much more your food and consumer goods will cost soon. Thanks be to the ANC... but such things won't affect the rurals who voted ANC, how much will toll fees and increasing food prices affect those living in mud huts and RDP houses, who either get their utilities free or don't have any, who never have to drive on the roads or work for a living... somehow I doubt they make informed decisions about the good of their area or our country, rather just go to the stations, vote ANC, go home and sit in their own waste for 5 more years...

  • LLPD - 2011-05-20 07:40

    Impressed with DA perfomance and hopefully ANC will improve on service delivery.

      smashly - 2011-05-20 08:04

      ANC only think of themselves, thier back pockets and how to screw over their neighbor, so what makes you think that they will improve on service delivery?

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-20 08:20

      ...ANC can improve on NOTHING...

      LLPD - 2011-05-20 08:26

      if they dont improve then they will loose votes and they will be out on goverment before Jesus comes.

      smashly - 2011-05-20 12:15

      @Matt ... LOL too funny! :)

  • Grant - 2011-05-20 07:41

    The numbers that I want to see at the end of the day is a comparative table of seats held before and after the elections. That will show the direction of political progression and will be most meaningful with regard to the future.

      GregandShaz - 2011-05-20 08:06

      according to E News last nite the anc has lost bout 170 odd seats...I stand to be corrected

      Uwe Klopfer - 2011-05-20 08:23

      go to the election map, there you can view 2006 and 2011... the DA is certainly growing, i reckon the next general election the ANC will still win, but nowhere close to two thirds. next local election the DA will win quite a bit...and then the gen election in 2019... the DA might just do it for SA... the question is can SA survive another 8 years of complete mismanagement ?

      Shorts1 - 2011-05-24 13:16

      Hi Grant, I have done an analysis of the results in the major municipalities ( both 2006 and 2011 ), as well as the entire Western Cape region, in MS Excel. I can let you have a copy if you are interested. We just have to find a way to do it to avoid any undesirable communications.

  • kingswing69 - 2011-05-20 07:42

    now we all going to kak off . and this is not a colour thing .

      peterctew - 2011-05-20 08:03

      stop being such a dooms dayer...

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-20 08:21

      ...we are already kakking of since 1994...

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  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-05-20 07:44

    Overall the ANC took a blow...The DA has made considerable gains...

      York Hunt - 2011-05-20 08:22

      You're right. In that context, the elections were a success for democracy. However, I believe there are still too many illiterate, brainwashed voters out there that will cast a ballot for a certain party simply to get a t-shirt and some empty promises. So too actually beat the ANC out right seems virtually impossible. (In my view anyway - and I don't want to sound too pessimistic either).

      Matt - 2011-05-20 10:20

      shame @ Currie_Mafia, hope next time someone else takes Msunduzi... PMB is such a lovely town but the "bad side" is really bad and the roads, ai ai ai one can't speed in PMB, either the cameras will get you or the grooves in the road will! (btw have family there, can't remember the area name though, Scottsdale or something similar)

  • Bluemas - 2011-05-20 07:46

    ANC is just too powerful considering that almost 20% of their supporters did not vote!

      Heronakamura - 2011-05-20 07:54

      Correct, but come national elections and you will see!

      Bluemas - 2011-05-20 07:57

      @Heronakamura...nothing will change, they will get over 60%

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-20 08:22

      ...powerful in numbers, ...but totally incompetent...

  • PaulChinchen - 2011-05-20 07:47

    The ANC is a Rascist, Nationalist Party that has lost its way and cannot even deliver basic services. Well done to Johannesburg for recognising this. 35% of the people that voted in Johannesburg voted for the DA. Next time we will be even stronger. South Africans are learning to live and work together. Not even the corrupt ANC can change the direction that South Africans have now embarked upon. I thank God.

      Bluemas - 2011-05-20 07:58

      Sound like a real loser

      Uwe Klopfer - 2011-05-20 08:25

      @bluemas...and you sound like a real idiot

      Weso - 2011-05-20 11:32

      And you expecting the blind sheep and stupid blacks to help you grow,

      Weso - 2011-05-20 11:32

      And you expecting the blind sheep and stupid blacks to help you grow,

      Weso - 2011-05-20 11:32

      And you expecting the blind sheep and stupid blacks to help you grow,

      Owami - 2011-05-20 23:12

      ...sour grapes?

  • eyrie - 2011-05-20 07:59

    what is an outright majority-as far as I know this is not an outright majority for the ANC which means they can't make any old decision without votes from the Da---correct me if I am wrong as I'm not always familiar with these things

  • peterctew - 2011-05-20 08:01

    From this, I suppose, we can safely assume that the majority of the people are happy with the goverment raping the people and that there is not going to be any service delivery protests??? Live with YOUR decisions...

      MadeInSA - 2011-05-20 10:40

      No I think from this we can safely assume that the majority is still mostly uneducated, brainwashed and misinformed.

  • Sbuda - 2011-05-20 08:01

    One has to love comments made here. We have racist, victims of poor service delivery, internainers who have nothing but just to create more tension and hurtering for others. We have pure blacks and not just whites but pure Afrikaaners ..... what more can you ask for, I suppose its democracy. Keep on expressing yourself people, its a free country and you are entitled to that.

      Matt - 2011-05-20 10:22

      @ Sbuda - amen! btw I can't stand the racial stuff on here, but what disappoints me is seeing areas that are doing so badly, but the people still vote ANC. DA is not brilliant like many make them out to be, see Primrose which is DA-run

  • White Bitch - 2011-05-20 08:10

    Those who voted for the ANC deserve what they get, no service delivery, no jobs, no houses. How stupid can you be! And may i add, they only won because they are the majority.

      Bluemas - 2011-05-20 08:14

      What about those who voted for DA??

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-20 08:23

      ...ANC voters = ignorant fools....

      Matt - 2011-05-20 09:14

      Most of us loathe the ANC, but someone like Komanda, I can appreciate why she votes ANC.

      The All Seeing Eye - 2011-05-20 09:39

      @Komanda You should work on your history and propaganda. Shaka Zulu and Digaan was still running around 150 years ago when black tribes were still independent. If you saying black people had a @sh*t deal for the last 300 year , fact proven that at least 150 years was still under black rule meaning you need to hold your ANCestor responsible not the white man . By the way south Afica as we know has only been around for about 100 years. EIsh I think the education the ANC gave was not so good. By the way you forgot to mention BEE don't hide the fact that you got a better job then you should have despite this. Bribery comes in many forms.

      Sapere Aude - 2011-05-21 11:04

      And who is this ''they'' who are the majority? Of course they won because they are the majority, that's kinda how these things work, ey.

  • M.H - 2011-05-20 08:16

    So what's new... Take, take, take....

  • Stef279 - 2011-05-20 08:20

    slowly but surely the cure (DA) is healing the sick (south africa) from the disease (anc)

      Matt - 2011-05-20 09:21

      SA is dying of cANCer... DA may give someone a new tar-road but honestly, both support unborn child murder...

      iamasouthafr - 2011-05-20 09:42

      @Komanda - I do agree that the ANC will be in power for the next 20 years but never wish the DA to perish. You need at least two powerful parties to keep each other in check. Give credit when credit is due - the DA gained votes where the ANC have lost which is a clear sign that we are living in a healthy democratic country. Take that away and your education, house and everything else you said you have gained from the ANC will be worth nothing. I hope this is a wake up call to your ANC and they start delivering to all, get rid of corruption, stop blaming the past and promote unity.

      Telara - 2011-05-20 09:50

      @ Matt; what kak are you on about?

      iamasouthafr - 2011-05-20 09:59

      @Matt - dude I am glad the whole of South Africa do not go about choosing a party on religious view. Go to church and be a good boy!

      Stevie - 2011-05-20 10:14

      @Matt If I'm not mistaken, the DA does not "support unborn child murder". It supports freedom of choice.

      Matt - 2011-05-20 10:24

      DA is pro-abortion. It's easy to be pro-choice when you've already been born. Still, it's my right to vote for a party that condemns the act of murder of an unborn. Surprising though. ANC and DA need all the votes they can get - surely banning abortion would give either side more votes long-term?

      Matt - 2011-05-20 10:25

      Oh and despite voting ACDP, my ward is 67% DA. Not that it will do any good - the DA were in power by us in 2006 and you should see the state of our area...

      rakolle - 2011-05-20 11:07

      @iamasouthafr, i lyk it whn competition gets tough, each will up their level a bit and hopefully we will see some improvements in both parties.

      Telara - 2011-05-20 11:47

      @Matt - and it's easy for you to be anti-choice. By virtue of your gender you'll never be forced to make any decisions regarding abortion.

      Sapere Aude - 2011-05-21 11:09

      @Matt- I also agree abortion is wrong, but that's my opinion. I can't force it onto others. Telare is rigt, you need to give the choice to everyone and let them make it according to their views and opinions.

  • DeeW - 2011-05-20 08:22

    I am shattered and so disappointed that the DA didn't make it in Jhb. I prayed and poured all my positive energy into the hope that they would take the area. I just can't believe that there are still so many ignorant people living in Jhb. Maybe they like messy streets, potholes everywhere, and being ripped off at every turn? As one person commented on one of these articles a couple of days ago - insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result each time. Never was a truer word spoken! How very sad. It's like saying "Ok, guys, you are making a total stuffup of our city, you can't control crime, or traffic, and you have idiots running the billing department. But that's ok, maybe you might get better so we will give you another few years to try and improve" Morons - just take a trip to Cape Town and see how things SHOULD be done! I applaud those who voted to try and make a difference.

      unblind - 2011-05-20 11:05

      LOL!!! positive energy and prayers don't win elections. it's votes votes votes. get it?

  • Genib - 2011-05-20 08:25


  • Zakhele - 2011-05-20 08:28

    The only thing to do is to change the ANC from within. There are just far too many people who vote the ANC. So, if you really want to make change rather change them within. I am ANC through and through BUT I also know that the ANC governing of the country is NOT SUSTAINABLE. Sooner than later the systems will collapse because just about every secod person is stealing public money for service delivery. Here is the crux of the matter: Truth be told: The ANC gets its most votes from the youth who want take short cuts in life- and this culture is instilled by the ANC leadership. The idea is not to replace or vote against the ANC but the idea is do whatever we can to hold it accountable. Please don't suggest opposition parties as alternative? I now open the gate for insults (because it is a sin to tell the truth in a country with a freedom of expression). Go on, hurl those insults. I really don't care hom much you insult me!

      santoro29 - 2011-05-20 08:57

      Hey Zakhele you are actually right ,BUT we need more than 1 party so the ANC or DA or whoever cannot do as they please ! If their is someone just as strong as them watching them they cannot be corrupt and have to perform otherwise they get voted out ! But uneducated sheep cannot see that therefore live with potholes and corruption !

      dorymefa - 2011-05-20 09:04

      One cannot have love for any political party, love causes to turn a blind eye on mistakes. I suspect that overall, most people voting for the anc love the anc. They (anc)are being seen as the one who brought democracy to SA. Therefore they are willing to turn a blind eye in spite of themselves and SA. One should not go into elections hoping for change, one should go into elections voting for change...

      Totman - 2011-05-20 09:17

      I respect your loyalty against the ANC. That is your right. What does interest me more is your idea to try to change them from the inside. Is it possible? I also like the idea that the support basis must be spread more equally into other parties. You rightly said that the ANC idea and charter is not the problem, but the people. To change that people will be very difficult. You need replacements 1st. The only place where it can come from is the newer generation. Well you said it yourself that they are spoiled. However, your plan will work faster if they start acting now. There must be enough young educated black people to take over, but even a mini revolution, in the party, will not get that right. We sit with a catch 22 with the ANC and within it. Regarding the youth that wants to take short cuts. It is true and all over in SA. Not only within the ANC. Maybe the ones outside the ANC does not have that big attraction waiting to motivate them to take short cuts or their brought up basis were different, but still it is a problem in all communities..

      Matt - 2011-05-20 09:23

      @ Zakhele - you make good points! But the question is that if the ANC are doing the things wrong that you say they do, why would you still vote for them? Voting for someone else would say to them "you lost my support until you do better", but voting for them says to them "I agree with everything you stand for". And I'm not saying you should have voted DA... I don't vote for either party out of conscience of knowing what their policies are, and service delivery or no service delivery, both are very immoral on certain issues

      Darkwing Duck - 2011-05-20 09:31

      Zakhele - you CANNOT change the ANC from within because they are not accountable to anyone. They SHOULD be accountable to the public, but the only weapon the public has to use against them is the vote. Knowingly voting in a party that is as openly and unashamedly corrupt as the ANC makes you a party to the ruin they are causing. The ANC is nothing without YOU. So YOU are destroying the economy, YOU are ruining your children's education and future. Every time YOU vote ANC you flush your children's hope for a better future down the toilet. Only YOU can make a difference, but you won't do so until you realise that YOU have to stand up for change, and you can only do so by electing a party that will deliver that change. You and I BOTH know that party isn't the ANC - you have practically admitted that already.

      MadeInSA - 2011-05-20 10:35

      I agree with you about changing the ANC or at least the way its run. Truth be told: I would vote for them if they gave me a reason. Unfortunately it is not within my power to change the ANC, thus I vote for a party that has given me a reason. If the ANC pulled their game up they would get my vote.

      Nkulekweni - 2011-05-20 12:10

      Zakhele you are right about the culture and the values of ubuclever that are killing our country. And one sees no cultural change educaion programmes that will enable us to loosen the grip that the ANC has on this country. It is always shocking to speak to people who actually admire the president for getting away with so many things. They admire the money he has amassed at the people's expense, and what he is, they want to be ...the people toyi toying on the street will do the same thing as the present government if they are ever in a position of power. We need ideological and cultural change. For me, who also used to vote for the ANC, that change will come from a different leadership and therefore a different political party. A leadership that will teach people to have pride in their country, to not always desire to get but also have a desire to give to the country. We need a party that will address the problem of racism head on and not ignore and indeed encourage it. We need a party that inculcates an awareness in people that prosperity for all translates into an improved quality of life for all. How can you be happy in your mansion when the stench of the poor, who you will always be scared of, is always on your nostrils. This is a country on which everyone South Africans and foreigners literally and metaphorically piss. Our ancestors, of all races, are turning in their graves. For I am certain, white and black that were willing to die for this country loved it.

  • Ntfutfuko - 2011-05-20 08:29

    The people of Johannesburg have spoken, amid all negativity... One favour one can only do for oneself is to accept and move on with life!

      CdnMoose - 2011-05-20 09:09

      Accepted....democracy is messy but always better than the alternative. Now, for the majority, let's not hear any complaints or toyi toying when the services you expect and the people in charge don't deliver. You made the choice, and you have to live with it....till the next time.

      Nkulekweni - 2011-05-20 12:57

      I wish I could move on with my life Nftutfuko..but am faced with a water bill of 1.2million. Now tell me seriously how do I move on...

  • mugu.eater - 2011-05-20 08:31

    I am disappointed that the usely ANC won. More deteriation of our city with dirt and grime being acceptable

  • ariete - 2011-05-20 08:34

    @Mathekga, My electricity account has been problematic for over 5 years and through 3 system upgrades. When I went to City Power, the rep there said they owed me 7000 units. In 2008 I got a 347% increase and last year I got a further 150% increase. My current billing is approx R2000 pm - please note that the power supply is off and no power is being used at all. Meter readings are ignored, my complaints are ignored. One of the problems with the current (and previous) system is that they have no quality control that reports on excessive fluctuations and pushes them through for an audit. COmbined with a complete arrogance and lack of empathy with the dumb customer this does not make for good governance.

      Ntfutfuko - 2011-05-20 08:39

      Install a prepaid meter

      sefeddt - 2011-05-20 08:50

      @Ntutfuko Is that the answer to everything? Pavements not cut = residents should do it themselves, power problems = residents should install alternative power sources, water problems = residents should seek alternative water sources, traffic light problems = private company like outsurance should provide pointsmen, pothole problems = Insurance companies should step in, refuse problems = residents should arrange for it to be removed themselves. What is the purpose of rates and taxes?

      Matt - 2011-05-20 09:26

      @ Ariete - Ekurhuleni (also dying of cANCer) is more of the same. We rent with an estate agent, they get power from the municipality. Despite being in the clear with Ekurhuleni, they come round every month without fail to cut our water and lights for non-payment. Even though we pay ours to the agent and the agent has no outstanding bills with them. Last time the idiot from Ekurhuleni was abusive and to spite us, cut half the building's power. We tried to complain but as the moron refused to name himself, and Ekurhuleni is too incompetent to know who is working on that shift, they can do nothing... viva ANC idiots

  • avhasei - 2011-05-20 08:38

    as i said last week when i say lets wait for the 18 May and whose the winner now we now nothings changed DA kept their whites minority in cape town and midvaal and also in news24 forum where they got majority. you dont expect balck peoples to vote DA in soweto. ANC will rule forever. viva ANC viva

      Bluemas - 2011-05-20 08:48

      well said

      DeonL - 2011-05-20 10:11

      You are wrong, 1 ward in Soweto did go to DA. If this can happen in Soweto it, it can happen anywhere. The majority in Cape Town has spoken and most voters here are non white.

      Sho Fukamachi - 2011-05-20 10:24

      Forever is a LONG time you ignorant fool. If you meant until the day you die, that might be sooner than you think.

      iamasouthafr - 2011-05-20 10:25

      @avhasei - your comment makes no sense whats so ever. The ANC is not a blacks only party you idiot nor is the DA a only whites party. Your a real chop!

  • Rocky_III - 2011-05-20 08:39

    How pathetic are the Oranje people. All spit and passion about the volk and whatever else yet they do not even bother to vote.

      Matt - 2011-05-20 09:29

      They don't consider themselves part of SA, hence.

  • Da@Ismile - 2011-05-20 08:40

    @DeeW,,,,Idiot!!!! how can we vote for Disaster Ahead. Ignorant are those who vote for DA, they easily forget how we have been treated. Go ahead ANC.

      Sho Fukamachi - 2011-05-20 10:25

      Easily forget how you were treated? So now you treat whites in the same manner. You can be thankful that you're hiding behind a keyboard.

  • Mosele - 2011-05-20 08:41

    If you dont know why the ANC is still winning the elections, just look these comments then you will understand,black/white is still the deciding factor for most voters not service delivery. Its a shame that it will take us longer to realize. STOP RACISM

  • kathleen - 2011-05-20 08:44

    To all the people that voted for the ANC.... dont worry ONLY 4 years 9 months to go and you will receive some more promises to keep you going another 5 years!!. You have waited so long already, hang in there.

  • Samuel - 2011-05-20 08:50

    All you ANC supporters, please DO NOT strike or complain about the toll gates or any bad service, because you guys just voted the same people in that put up the toll gates and gave you no servive delivery.

      Samuel - 2011-05-20 09:06

      Bluemas, are you really that thick or just acting stupid? You guys had a chance to improve your city. The DA said that they will not impliment the toll gates if voted in. You guys voted for the opposite. You guys voted for poor service delivery and you will get what you deserve. MArk my words... So DONT complain about what is coming your way...

      CdnMoose - 2011-05-20 09:15

      @bluemas...this is the price of democracy...obviously a concept you do not grasp very well. Yes, the majority spoke, now expect your representatives to deliver. If not, then vote them out next time and don't complain this time. Your part of the arrangement was to believe their promises and you supported them. Their part is to deliver on those promises. If they don't, YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO VOTE THEM OUT!!! That is how it works in a true democracy. THat is why the west is as wealthy and successful as it is, people working in a partnership, not blind loyalty.

      Matt - 2011-05-20 09:33

      @ Bluemas. Spoken like a true ANC supporter. Toll fees - R4 per KM for trucks, that take the food to your local stores, anywhere in SA. Your food will go up. This works for furniture, appliances, actually for anything that is delivered to your area. You will pay a LOT more to live. So all the poor people will now not even afford to eat. Congratulations. This is your ANC for you. A better life for all? No, a better life for the ANC ministers.

      DeonL - 2011-05-20 10:13

      Bluemas does not worry about tolls as he probably gets a grant or live from the income of a relative.

  • Samantha - 2011-05-20 08:53

    It's mostly their family, friends and business buddies that voted. That's why they have such a strong base. You scratch my back, I scratch yours. The DA is coming up very strong. Viva DA. I'll also rally up my family, friends, buddies to vote for the DA. Watch this space.

  • n s - 2011-05-20 09:00

    The ANC has lost 4% of votes in JHB, nothing to be proud of

      Bluemas - 2011-05-20 09:06

      You sound jealous

      Sho Fukamachi - 2011-05-20 10:26

      @Bluemas: You are a pussy.

  • George Mhlokonya - 2011-05-20 09:06

    one problem with ANC is that they have selfish greedy people up there, if they can change the mentality and deliver, i don't see nothing wrong with them, they must deliver as expected and people must be held accountable for their actions then we will see a better day

      Samuel - 2011-05-20 09:11

      That will happen when pigs start flying...

  • Matt - 2011-05-20 09:07

    "ANC will rule till Jesus comes back" - Jacob Zuma "Germany will rule for 1000 years" - Adolf Hitler Germany lasted 12 years - so hopefully, if history repeats itself, the ANC won't have long :-)

      RPG_SA - 2011-05-20 13:40

      Apparently that’s until tomorrow ;)

  • ckrummeck - 2011-05-20 09:11

    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!

      RPG_SA - 2011-05-20 13:39

      I do agree, technology would help. - 2011-05-20 16:03

      Eish! This is SA; we don't chase efficiency, we chase "job creation" numbers:-(

  • PresentlyDisadvantaged - 2011-05-20 09:14

    There really should be a qualified vote! Either a certain education level, literacy level or proof of understanding of the processes of government. Lets be honest, no matter what party you support, the majority of voters vote for the wrong reasons, unaware of the real affect of putting their party into power (or simply many people in SA would rather die than support a "white" party). For democracy to work we need intelligent, well informed voters. On a side note, when you see Zuma, Malema etc on TV, in newspapers, where ever, ask yourself, "Does this person really look like he has the interests of all the people of this country in mind, and the desire to carry Mandela's dream into the future? Or is he in it for himself?" People need to learn to judge on character more... sigh.

      Matt - 2011-05-20 09:40

      I think municipalities should be split up. The areas are TOO BIG. it's also unfair on many towns. If a whole town votes DA, but the surrounding rural areas vote ANC, that means the entire municipality is ANC. Also, how can a municipality deliver anything if it manages loads of areas? Like, I'm in Dawnview, which is a suburb of Primrose - which is a suburb of Germiston - which is a city within Ekurhuleni. What is the likelihood Ekurhuleni will even know who we are? Whereas, if we fell under a Germiston municipality, all the little areas would get more attention. Plus, it leaves a town's party of choice to run them just the way the voters wanted, and the rural areas can be ANC or IFP if that's what they wanted. Doesn't that sound fair? BTW that's how it works in well-established democracies overseas.

  • Matt - 2011-05-20 09:17

    May I just add, we need help with our democracy so a ANC-DA fight is good; personally I wonder what all the fuss is about. Once you look beyond the race issue - and then look beyond the question of service delivery - ANC and DA have quite a few similar policies, and some of these policies are very anti-Christian, anti-Muslim, anti-Judaism, etc. That's why I didn't vote DA. Service delivery is great but I wouldn't sleep at night, knowing I'd voted for a party (ANC, DA, IFP, UDM) that supports the mass murder of unborn children. Once you take off the racial blinkers and actually look at what you voted for - would you be THAT happy with your choice??? BTW, my ward was won by DA with 67%, in 2006 it was 71% - our ward is led by the DA but it still needs a LOT of improvement, besides the two MASSIVE squatter camps we have. Primrose (East Rand) gives the DA a bad name. They should do better!!!

      tryanything - 2011-05-20 14:24

      The Chinese are going to take over .Their birth control methods are rough too

  • Darkwing Duck - 2011-05-20 09:19

    Well done to those ANC voters! Now you face another 4 years of fokkol delivery and toyi-toying in the streets because you give your votes away so cheaply. You are getting NOTHING from your beloved ANC for another 4 years because they don't have to perform for you - so put your dancing shoes on. Do you know who is going to get the jobs, housing and infrastructure from the ANC these next 4 years? Your buddies in the Western Cape are going to get all the attention you crave and will never get. Because the ANC knows that YOUR votes are a dime a dozen and they will get them without having to get up and do their job, but the Western Cape votes they have to work for. So go ahead, toyi-toyi about your non service delivery and ANC corruption you deserve it. You deserve no sanitation, you deserve children with poor education, you deserve no jobs and no wages, you deserve no housing. You could have made a difference for yourselves but you didn't. You could have put pressure on the ANC to perform by using your votes, but you didn't. I am gatvol of paying out my money to a government that pockets it and enriches themselves. I want YOU to benefit rom my taxes, I want you to get more jobs, better housing and living conditions, but you continue to piss on your chances and now I have to stand by helplessly for another 4 years will you wallow in misery and cry out to a deaf ANC for help!

  • Angela Ndimande - 2011-05-20 09:22

    Halala Khongolose Western Cape is ours come 2014!!!!!!!!

      Matt - 2011-05-20 09:48

      Keep taking the pills

      Voyager - 2011-05-20 10:09

      Are you on another planet?

      DeonL - 2011-05-20 10:16

      I see maths is not your best subject? ANC lost more than 10% support in W-Cape.

      shamus oconner - 2011-05-20 10:24

      My goodness can anybody be so Stupid.

  • myancmyfutur - 2011-05-20 09:22

    The people are never wrong and in this case they have used their democratic right. This means they are happy with what the ANC is giving them. Well done to the DA they ran a good campaign. We will then visit the areas that are not satisfied as we prepare for 2014 where we will square up again "ANC FOR LIFE"

  • windreav3r - 2011-05-20 09:24

    It will just be a matter of time. Look at Western Cape. DA got way more support than anyone there compared to 2006 elections. The voter turnout was huge compared to 2006, so ask yourself "Are people really determined for DA to win?" I think so. The anc lost support, so something must be making previous hardcore ANC supporters turn their minds around. Whatever it is it will reach other places like JHB. We saw it reach out from Cape town to surrounding regions, as DA took most of them with ease . Time will bring forth generations that only know the democratic freedom we have today, and older generations will move out of the way with their hateful histories.

  • Nomfezeko Quvana - 2011-05-20 09:35

    As South Africans we need to be matured and not emotional. You have to understand why the ANC will win even though they are making a big mass right now, it is because the opposition party, DA, is perceived as a white party and that South Africans generally are not educated in politics at all. Looking at their campaigning strategies, where they still cite what the old government did to our forefathers, which i perceive as emotional blackmail at this time so that people will forget about poverty and homelessness then with anger and fear to trust DA they still vote ANC. So it will take time for South Africa to have a better democracy, we must see the change now, DA is not extremely white anymore, there are other people of colour, in time we will have a better country. So your comments must be constructive rather distractive, with racist remarks, cause it causes more anger for both black and white. It is time that we think of each other as people, not white or black. Those who still discriminate people based on their skin colour are dumb, you need to do a lot of soul searching and read a lot. Or else you are a prisoner. Let us perservere and praise the DA or ANC where they are doing good. That is a health start.

      Matt - 2011-05-20 10:34

      @ Nomfezeko - respect! BTW, just to answer the DA/Apartheid issue as an outsider who moved to SA: * The overseas world would NOT allow apartheid to return. There would be instant sanctions, unlike before where it took them 30 years to care. * A party that is led by a woman who also fought against the regime, with many non-white members, will not suddenly start with apartheid. * In the 80s, sanctions hurt SA but it was still very self-sufficient, so it could've carried on for ages. Today, our economy has loads of foreign investment but needs more, and more people of all races are getting poor. So a return of apartheid, plus sanctions, will kill SA. * Apartheid SA didn't become liberated because FW de Klerk did it on his own. Whites had a referendum in 1991 and the majority of whites voted to say "enough!". Since then, even more whites have lived democratically and embraced multi-culturalism. It's fair to say that now, the majority of whites don't ever want to see apartheid again. As for the racial issues - sorry, but that's kept alive by the ANC. A black and a white will be just fine together, amen - but then someone like Malema will start a racial issue and suddenly the black and the white, who were friends or colleagues, now come onto and speak racial hatred. My brothers and sisters of all colours, DA will not bring back apartheid. Relax.

  • RPG_SA - 2011-05-20 09:35

    Looks like my family and I will be moving to Cape Town soon. Johannesburg is a rip off to live in. We pay so much tax and get nothing for it. The next elections should only allow taxpaying citizens to vote (tax number and ID number), we have contributed to the economy and the back pockets of the politicians. I am not a racist, all I want is to live peacefully and happily, get what I pay for and make this country a place that foreigners are envious of. Next elections Cape Town is going to have an extra vote from me. The ANC and DA are slowly going to become a divided country, and it's not going to be a divide of black and white, it's going to be a divide of people who have different standards of living. This country is heading to what the Transkei used to be and still is, barren. I feel sorry for everyone in JHB, nothing is going to change for any of us. Squatters will still be squatters and service delivery will just get worse. Now for those idiots that say I’m a pessimist, open your eyes, I am a realist and based on hard facts and recent historic trends we are in the POO (literally). Good luck to all. I hope the ANC can prove me wrong, I challenge them.

      Matt - 2011-05-20 09:50

      I'd join you, but where are the jobs in Cape Town? Most of the industry and decent-paying jobs are still here in JHB.

      White Bitch - 2011-05-20 10:14

      What a gloomy picture, but its true. You get what you vote for and unfortunately we're stuck here. Good luck in CT.

      mixit - 2011-05-20 11:26

      Decent paying jobs are still in the ANC run province...mmmm shame I guess it will take you quite some time to relocated my broe

  • RobertKay - 2011-05-20 09:37

    Another 5 years of potholes getting bigger, utility bills getting bigger for the Jnb people. Shame - but you can always move to the Cape. Half of the Eastern Cape is here anyway to look for a better life!

  • Fairgame - 2011-05-20 09:38

    "I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means, except by getting off his back." Leo Tolstoy 1828 - 1910

  • Ananiusse - 2011-05-20 09:42

    God bless the ANC for ever n ever - AMEN

      White Bitch - 2011-05-20 10:16

      which god?

      Matt - 2011-05-20 10:38

      Going by the ANC's choice of policies and utter blasphemy, definitely not the Judeo-Christian God.

      Charmaine - 2011-05-20 15:57

      They actually do need God's blessing. We need to go forward and not backward. It is about time we all started working together for a positive solution to the "crisis" we are living with in this country. How can we move forward as a nation if there is always name calling, blaming, and always bringing up the bloody "Apartheid" and "racist"word, when there is nothing else constructive to say? Those, who did not bother to vote, I say shut your mouths, and let those who did vote, make the best of the outcome.

  • avhasei - 2011-05-20 09:50

    ANC won orania its amazing even boers now can see the light, we must put steve hofmeyer as councilar in orania. - 2011-05-20 16:11


  • avhasei - 2011-05-20 09:56

    ANC give us those rights to strike and we will execize them and when times to vo comes we go and vote for our liberation movement. vote DA in news24 forum and you will win. out there ANC will win and your DA will follow. viva ANC

      Steve Smith - 2011-05-20 11:14

      You are clueless.

  • John Swanepoel - 2011-05-20 10:04

    All rate payers voted for the DA

      Bluemas - 2011-05-20 10:48

      except me

      mixit - 2011-05-20 11:27

      Except me and my hubby, and the 1m odd people.Askies go back to the drawing board and recalculate

      Weso - 2011-05-20 11:56

      And me

  • Derio - 2011-05-20 10:13

    The ANC has prooved that it is very good at mesmerising the masses.It has prooved that it's policy of slandering the opposition and giving away passports to heaven is far more effective than pointing out what they have done that is positive in the areas they govern.The thing is what have they done? With the approach they took these elections obviously not much otherwise we would have heard about them. I object to being called a criminal by someone who has such a dubious record and is a tenderpreneur and would not go very far in a singing competition. The stealing is going to go on. The ANC when talking about what they must do always says " we must see that they get water, we must make sure they get toilets ". Always a MUST but does not know how to put that must into action and measure the progress. We will have to wait till they really make a real shambles of the country before their supporters wake up.By then I will welcome heaven with open arms and be able to chat to my ancestors about the cockup in RSA.