DA support in Western Cape rises

2011-05-19 07:10

Cape Town - With a third of Western Cape votes counted, the DA has increased its support by 25 percentage points compared to the 2006 local government election, SABC news reported on Thursday.

The DA has won 83 out of the 114 wards declared in the province so far, while the ANC got 31 in Wednesday's poll.

Turnout in the province, with 36% of the votes counted, was almost 48%.

In the 2006 local government election, the DA won 33.3% of the votes cast in the province.

The numbers could still change significantly, especially with results for the Cape metropole still outstanding.

According to preliminary results, the DA is ahead in the City of Cape Town, with 62% of votes to the ANC's 27%.

Cope is currently in third place with two percent of votes counted.

  • paulf - 2011-05-19 07:15

    I love this, go DA!!!

      Zebedi - 2011-05-19 08:59

      Saabnut, you obviously missed yesterdays revelation by "Maki" that "he" was in fact a project by five varsity and white, all DA supporters!

      saabnut - 2011-05-19 09:01

      @ Zebedi: I am really glad you believe all of that...

      Vaal Donkie - 2011-05-19 09:36

      Sure creeky. But i would rather have the do nothing than actually trying to do SOMETHING. That would be even worse.

  • Loelz - 2011-05-19 07:20

    Awesome, DA! We are ready for change.

  • Vincent Aubrey Meiring - 2011-05-19 07:22

    Wow, so the areas who tasted DA success previously wants more. DA = better future, ANC = current state in the rest of South Africa and worst for the future

  • Doorboot - 2011-05-19 07:24

    The DA will gradualy chip away at the ANC, maybe in 20 years we will have a true democracy...

      GMan - 2011-05-19 08:07

      I totally agree. In time the ANC will fall. It has started allready

      Pierre - 2011-05-19 09:28

      Doories ....... Dont smile to early . Not before black people will start to realise that smaller families is the right way to go , will I share in your optimism .

      Vaal Donkie - 2011-05-19 09:36

      It will only be a democracy if no one has a clear majority. Like in the Netherlands.

      gksa - 2011-05-19 10:16

      @GMan - Or they will completely reinvent themselves. That would be welcome too.

      Carl Muller - 2011-05-19 13:01

      You must be joking, many people voted for the ANC with expectation, if they do not deliver this time around, in 2 years they have a big problem. I cannot see how they can deliver so much for so many with so little (left after fraud) in 2 years....

      Herdsman - 2011-05-19 13:20

      The problem is as soon as the ANC looses the majority it will simply take power undemocratically, the same as what happened in Zim...

  • Nunya - 2011-05-19 07:26

    Hey Tony & ANC clowns, I hope you are reading this...LOSERS!!!!

      Kadri Nassiep - 2011-05-19 11:09

      @Nunya - Before you are quite so smug in patting yourself on the back consider this.. has there been a marked improvement in managing gangsterism and tik in the Cape Town metropole? Have the people who lost their jobs in the textile industry been redeployed? I think not. the DA needs to change the perception that it caters only for the needs of those who benefited in the past. I too want change - but people like Tony have been at the forefront of creating and protecting the jobs of those who sustain this economy. think again, o smug one..

      DW - 2011-05-19 11:28

      Kadri, how is the DA supposed to redeploy people who have lost their jobs? The job losses are as a result of a lot of things, including ANC policies, the Labour Act, strong competition from Asian countries etc. The DA makes the city a better place to do business but they cannot be held responsible for individual jobs - much as the ANC likes you to believe they will "create" jobs for you, they cannot do this. They can only make the environment better for entrepeneurs who then give jobs to the unemployed. Please tell me of ONE job that Tony has created. He says he cares and will do something about it, but I would love to know what he has ACTUALLY done. As for gangsterism and tik, the DA has cracked down in a big way - go and read a bit more and you will see. There is still a lot of work to be done, but it is not as if they are turning a blind eye.

      James - 2011-05-19 12:04

      Kadri, you do realize that the collapse of the local textile industry was a result of ANC / government import / export duties? or rather lack there of. No one stopped buying clothes, the retailers just started importing them because there was and are no import duties to protect local industries. The metal manufacturing industry is going the same way. The ANC are way to buddy-buddy with China to impost local market protection duties. Job protection is not a local government problem, its national.

      terry - 2011-05-19 12:28

      @Kadri Nassiep - perhaps the DA have not been as successful at cutting down on drug use as they would have liked - but at least they don't have cadres deployed into positions who are actually importing drugs into the country - e.g. Sheryl Cwele (wife of an ANC Cabinet Minister)!

      Carl Muller - 2011-05-19 13:03

      Nunya, say this to the people who have been promised houses and jobs for the umpteenth time. I presume you have a job and a house.... Millions of your brothers and sisters don't even have electricity or water in their houses. The ANC lost support especially in the Eastern Cape. What are they going to promise those people next time.....? Think about it......

      lizards - 2011-05-19 16:11

      Nunya and the comments by Kadri. I thought that as your "Tony" was instrumental in demanding unresonable wage demands resulting in the closure of the textile factories and thereby destroying lots of jobs, they (Cosatu)should be the ones to create redeploymnet of those who lost those jobs. Next time negotiate directly with management and include a productivity clause. Where has "TONY" been at the forefront of creating jobs????. With the Cosatu backed restrictive Labour Laws he and Cosatu are blocking the establishmnet of many small companies and the creation of jobs, It is not up to Govt. to create jobs but to make the investment climate condusive to small and medium companies who will employ many.

  • mik - 2011-05-19 07:37


      ostuurman - 2011-05-19 09:03

      DA can rule the WC but will never rule SA. Look at the broader picture. The WC is in SA.....

      ANC Ancestor - 2011-05-19 10:00

      Not so quick, Khayalitsha votes must still come in. But the chances DA will take Cape Town in land slide quite good

      Carl Muller - 2011-05-19 13:07

      Ostuurman, the ANC lost votes in many places. I wonder why? They keep on spending millions on changing names, ask any unemployed if he wants a house and a job, or change a name... In a few years these chickens is coming home to roost... What are they going to promise their support next time around? They have to do so much to so many with so little (after fraud) that IO cannot see how they will deliver in the next 2 years before the next election. As we say, he who laugh last laugh the most....

  • mik - 2011-05-19 07:37

    I wanna move to the WC!!

      mikedek - 2011-05-19 07:45

      Better do it soon as stats indicate that the migration to the Western Cape is high.We may have to close the border if this trend continues.

      gksa - 2011-05-19 10:18

      Lol, everyone in the WC should hold on to their property... prices are set to skyrocket! :-)

      Cornix - 2011-05-19 10:39

      NO, let's not close the borders for people who will vote DA. You are welcome!

  • mik - 2011-05-19 07:39

    Hopefully my kids will live in a truly democratic SA when they are older

      Pierre - 2011-05-19 09:30

      Talking about SA or heaven ????

  • njabulo.nxele - 2011-05-19 07:42

    Eat your words Tony!

      Kadri Nassiep - 2011-05-19 11:24

      u sound like the Americans after hearing Osama had been killed.. Pity the rest of the country isnt following suit, isn't it?

      James - 2011-05-19 12:10

      Kadri, you travel much? have you SEEN how badly the other metropols are run in SA? the City of Cape town and surrounding suburbs are immaculate in comparison to JHB, DBN, PTA, PE etc and yes I'm also taking about the lower income areas. You clearly have no idea how well the DA run this City.

  • Sexy_Eyes - 2011-05-19 07:44

    You go DA - lets keep the ANC out

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  • monray75 - 2011-05-19 07:46

    And I hope the DA give that houtbay traiters hell for the next 5 years

      SST - 2011-05-19 08:21

      Sorry but what do you mean by your comment?

      joy.termorshuizen - 2011-05-19 09:13

      Excuse me...what do you mean by Hout Bay traitors???????

      OB1 - 2011-05-19 09:48


      Carl Muller - 2011-05-19 13:08

      Ass hole. They just want a house and a job.

  • Jim - 2011-05-19 07:50

    I think it's time to move to Cape Town

      gerrit.snyman1 - 2011-05-19 09:16

      You better hurry up as half of the ANC controlled Eastern Cape also want to move to the DA controlled Western Cape!!

      Pierre - 2011-05-19 09:32

      We 're already ova ere .

      Cornix - 2011-05-19 10:44

      You're welcome! We need even more like-minded people here in the Cape.

  • Jacob Zuma - 2011-05-19 07:53

    Eish, the DA is kicking ass in the Cape.

  • kolobe - 2011-05-19 07:56

    western cape needs a pro poor people "ID" party,with the current trends anc will take cpt after a long time.

      Nunya - 2011-05-19 08:23

      Oh shut up...

      Chanelle Greef - 2011-05-19 09:24

      Yes - The ANC will take the Cape after a very, very long time. Like, after Jesus came... This is proof that once people have seen proper governance, they don't want to go back to the ANC again...

      Luan - 2011-05-19 09:34

      The current trend is for the DA to get more votes than in the last election. How will they lose in a couple of years following that trend? ...basic mathematics, something tannie Helen will certainly have to change in the previous ANC strongholds.

      Pierre - 2011-05-19 09:37

      Kolobe , sadly I think you're right . ANC just carry on with their mass production strategy and eventually everyone will be poor and then we can all vote for the party thats going to pay everyone from money that they will be begging for !!!!!! African mentallity !!!!!

      Vaal Donkie - 2011-05-19 09:38

      Keep dreaming.

      SSRat - 2011-05-19 09:43

      Aag voetsek jou naaisel

      ANC Ancestor - 2011-05-19 10:09

      Looks like the ID has collapsed since Patricia De Lille joined the DA. But you are right if the ANC decides to bus supporters in from the rest of the country the DA's days could be numbered.

      Cornix - 2011-05-19 10:49

      @ANC Ancestor - Bus supporters in? Stupid idea. How many do you think they will need to bus in? Where will they all get work? No, please stay away. That would not be welcomed.

      theo - 2011-05-19 13:01

      Yes kolly but maybe only a very long time after you and yours are dead and the ANC has turned SA into another failed basket case

      fulltilt - 2011-05-19 13:25

      no-one in this thread seems to realize that kolobe wasn't taking a pro ANC stance. In fact he was taking an anti-ANC stance, but stating his belief that the Western Capes population of poor people is on the increase and these people won't vote DA. I think he may be surprised. DA isn't a rich people's party, it's a party promoting prosperity - there's a difference.

      alicia - 2011-05-19 14:01

      Poor Kolobe, after all this time, still spitting hatred. Think of what itis doing to the lines on your face!

  • wanda - 2011-05-19 08:02

    Remenber these are not final results let's wait till they count cape flats,gugulethu,Langa act.. then u can start smiling,GUES WHAt ANC IS COMING WATCH & LEARN! WE AS ANC WILL CELEBRATE LAST,we now know you always quick! to speak & we the SA majority are last to celebrate hahahahahaha!!! that's so great! hee!!!

      Peter - 2011-05-19 08:14

      " I Wanda how many wards the ANC are gonna lose " " I Wanda if you gonna move to the Western Cape " " I Wanda I Wanda , Wanda I do "

      Nunya - 2011-05-19 08:20

      Oh shut up, you are talking crap and you know it, Guguletu is already a DA ward. Typical loser words from you...VIVA PRESIDENT ZILLE VIVA.

      Freelance Writer - 2011-05-19 08:55

      The only problemn with your statement is that the ANC does not learn, except how to steal, which they got from the NP.

      Blood_Doll - 2011-05-19 09:13

      Once they count the Cape Flats the ANC can finally concede defeat. There is no way in hell they're winning that. Cape Flats. Pfft...You really are stupid.

      Carl Muller - 2011-05-19 13:10

      Wanda, what is the ANC going to do if they do not deliver this time around? The next election is 3 years away..... They have so much to do for so many with so little (after all their fraud). How will they deliver.

  • Wytie - 2011-05-19 08:12

    I decided at the last minute to NOT vote for the DA - after they sent me an sms encouraging me to vote for them to retain the Western Province.... now I ask you with tears in my eyes - when last was there a Western Province in this country??????

      seven7 - 2011-05-19 08:22

      If that is what you base your vote on... well then it makes you a bit silly.

      Nunya - 2011-05-19 08:23

      But you did know what they were tring to say did you not. How many SMS's did you get from the ANC, Stupid!

      Wytie - 2011-05-19 08:29

      @Nunya - I got no stupid, privacy invading sms'es from the ANC. but seriously, I totally fail to see what my first post has to do with the ANC ?? other than the fact that i happened to use the letters, 'a', 'n' and 'c' in my post, i dont believe i mentioned them at all.

      LilGhettoBoy - 2011-05-19 08:29

      You are right Wytie only in the apartheid era and rugby.

      richard.vonschumann - 2011-05-19 08:30

      Who wears the blue and white stripes on the rugby field :-p

      Wytie - 2011-05-19 08:31

      @seven7 - well actually, its makes the DA a bit silly for not knowing what province they been governing. But it was more than just the silly stupid sms, however, it was that sms that tipped the scales away form them. There were enough other reasons up to that point.

      tonno - 2011-05-19 08:34

      @Wytie - dude, look around at the rest of the country. If that really was your reason not to vote DA, it's pretty short sighted.

      Arno Smit - 2011-05-19 09:02

      At least you got an sms from the DA, yesterday the ANC sent me a please call me!!!!lol

      PikeLee - 2011-05-19 09:16

      So what was your reasons for wanting to vote DA in the first place? The fact that they got 100% audit in WC? The fact that they don't use our tax money on fancy cars? The fact that they are not corrupt, thieving criminal? Please, enlighten us how something so trivial changed tour mind?

      Charlie99 - 2011-05-19 09:20

      @Wytie - come now, its local elections, once every 5 years, and you complain about a 'privacy invading sms', get real dude, you are not as important as you think you are.

      Airwolf - 2011-05-19 09:23

      Poor Wytie, his vote and support for a party is so fragile when when he gets a little sms he suddenly changes his vote! Let me guess, if your rugby or football team loses, immediately you start supporting another team?

      Vaal Donkie - 2011-05-19 09:39

      There was no such thing as a western province during apartheid. It was called the Cape Province. Eish.

      clark - 2011-05-19 09:39

      - Actually the DA is better off without such a shallow, fickle voter. This has to be the most idiotic vote swaying argument, ever uttered.

      Allyhoo - 2011-05-19 10:03

      I am going to have to agree here.. really Wytie? REALLY?????? Wow... Anyhoo, may one of your best friends NEVER accidentally call you by another friend's name... cos we ALL know what will happen then... Eejit...

      KnysnaSha - 2011-05-19 12:18

      My boyfriend is colored and is a huge Western Province supporter.

      RiRo1 - 2011-05-19 14:44

      @Wytie Well, the DA didn't sms me, but ANC did... and that totally made me vote DA...

      Perfume - 2011-05-19 15:55

      @Arno, I was reading an article yesterday and the majority of the people said the Association of National Criminals sent them an sms saying "please call me" lmao!!!!!!!

      whatashame - 2011-05-19 16:59

      @Wytie. Dom't worry I got 3 sms from ANC telling me to vote for them. Where the hell did they get my number??? All around 3.30 a.m. Then my husbands cell started beeping. Oh hell it still didn't make me vote for them. Figured they steal my tax money and now they steal my sleep time. So Wytie perhaps you are not politically mature enough to vote DA. Just please don't toyi toyi tomorrow for service delivery. So far 60% of the voters have indicated that they want the ANC to rule (not serve)and I respect their right to do so. So therefore we all take it on the chin and accept that from now on everyone will get services immediately (like they expect from DA) and our country will be prosperous, clean and no more poverty. WOW can't wait!!!!!

  • Woofie - 2011-05-19 08:23

    Fantastic news!!! The DA is making inroads in many parts of the country.

      Enuff - 2011-05-19 10:26

      Yeah - quite a bit of light blue on the map so far :-)

  • Fikile - 2011-05-19 08:24

    CONGRATULATION to the DA, ANC, I guess you lost more ways than one, "no comment" on Jimmy was not the right thing to do, have given up on cape town? Tony to lead the ANC WC.

  • MadeInSA - 2011-05-19 08:25

    Dammit I wanna move to the Cape :(

  • Niren Mahabir - 2011-05-19 08:26

    I want to move to the Western Cape. Just need to find a good job that pays the same as JHB.

      Heliac - 2011-05-19 08:39

      That's the problem, Niren. Property here is expensive and salaries are almost half of what you get up there. But I still wouldn't leave the Cape for any money ;-)

      Vaal Donkie - 2011-05-19 09:40

      It's because we don't need danger pay in the Cape ;) Just kidding. I wouldn't mind earning a Joburg salary here where the cost of living is higher.

      Luan - 2011-05-19 09:44

      @Heliac, thats the sort of attitude we need! By the way, I know of a couple of people earning more down here after moving from JHB. Besides, quality of life down here is much more affordable than in JHB. MOVE TO CT!

      KnysnaSha - 2011-05-19 12:24

      I moved to the Western Cape after 14 years in Jozi and although I might earn a lot less the quality of life far makes up for it. And crime is so low. Life is good at the coast.

  • Slingervel - 2011-05-19 08:41

    Mr Ehrenreich, tell us all what your excuses are going to be! This looks like a fat snotklap! And is couldn't happen to a nicer guy!

  • jds - 2011-05-19 08:46

    Whoohoo...the fruits of hard work done well!!

  • Marcus Westin - 2011-05-19 08:48

    I love the DA. Your the best!

  • Fair Comment - 2011-05-19 08:49

    If we truely want a rainbow nation, then there is only one party to vote for, the DA they are they are the party who make promises which become a reality

  • cj - 2011-05-19 08:50

    ANC will have to speed up its busing in from Eastern Cape.

  • witboy - 2011-05-19 08:52

    maybe we should all move to the western cape

      jb - 2011-05-19 10:14

      Please Witboy, don't let me stand in all of yours ways

  • pikie75 - 2011-05-19 08:53

    Looks like Constantia and Bishops Court and Monte Vista might not be getting that low cost housing after all....Tony you plonker!!! Plonker of the month - lets all vote for Tony!!!!

  • Miguel Gomes - 2011-05-19 08:58

    DA doing better in the previously won areas and contesting well in other areas. Well Done! Keeps the ANC on their toes.

  • Catmando - 2011-05-19 08:59

    DA sends out smses vote DA, ANC sends out smses please call me. Eish 8ta what clowns

  • ostuurman - 2011-05-19 09:06

    Congragulations on the DA for currently leading however bare in mind that there are townships like Khayelitsha that have not been counted yet. Let us say for argument sake that the DA wins the Western Cape. That is also fine but bare in mind that the DA can rule the WC but will never rule the country. The WC is in SA which will be ruled by the ANC for now and forever.

      PikeLee - 2011-05-19 09:18

      as the people wake up to what the anc really is, so will the DA win, one ward, one city, one province at a time. Look, if the ANC start acting with a bit of gumption, and drop all the thieving corrupt thugs, then fine, I don't care who governs. At the moment, my vote goes for whoever has the people and their interests at heart. The anc does not!

      theo - 2011-05-19 13:04

      Sorry Os but bare means kaalgat.Another example of the dumb,uneducated and ill informed ANC masses.

  • Dal68 - 2011-05-19 09:12

    Go DA!!!!!!

  • Lauren - 2011-05-19 09:15

    Let's not count our chickens too soon. Counting is not done yet. Be positive, but it's not time to celebrate yet. As Wanda said, not all the districts have been counted yet. Holding thumbs for DA though!

  • Catmando - 2011-05-19 09:16

    Get rid of DA cANCer in DA Cape

  • Kevin - 2011-05-19 09:18

    Well done DA . I love in Plett and just drove past the municipal houses with the cars plastered with anc stickers .They are all at home and fast asleep. They had to work yesterday and cannot make work this morning. The DA office was up and manned. That is the difference we vote for.

  • truthhonesty - 2011-05-19 09:24

    They should turn the western cape into a sepereate country and let the DA show africa how its done they are the only party that knows what they are doing

  • Luyanda - 2011-05-19 09:24

    I still cant understand why people wait until 7pm and then decide to go and vote so that they can claim to have been locked out. I in fact understand that universal sufferage is new in the black community. Its easy to say "I am not going to vote". I have not heard a single white person saying that rubbish. (pissed off)

      DW - 2011-05-19 11:44

      luyanda many people had to work yesterday, especially those who work in retail stores. I went to Dion Wired in Gateway yesterday and asked the young ladies at the till if they were going to vote. They had to work from 9am to 7pm yesterday. How were they going to vote. Even if they first went to the polling station at 7am, the queues were so long at that stage they would have been late for work. If they are going to set aside a day for voting, they should make it a no-retail day by law. This is unfair.

      Kadri Nassiep - 2011-05-19 11:45

      er... maybe if you worked until from 6 am until 6 pm because your boss refused to let you off early you would also arrive at the polling stations at 7 pm. Or if you had to queue at Home Affairs offices all day for IDs and temp IDs you would also rock up a tad late at the polling station

  • Really?? - 2011-05-19 09:25

    I want to move to the Western Cape...

  • Luan - 2011-05-19 09:26

    Auntie Helen I love you!

  • Ralph - 2011-05-19 09:36

    Dear D.A. With every Dick, Tom and Harry forming parties and becoming nothing more than irrelevant irritants in the political arena and with the likes of Malema shouting off his fat mouth in an effort to destroy any good relationships that may have been built across the racial divide, it is imperative that the DA takes a look at its direction if it given a new mandate after the May 18th. Delivery seems to be the key word. The unfortunate thing is that so many people are pouring in from the other provinces, particularly the Eastern Cape that the situation becomes almost untenable. I often wonder if this is not perhaps an ANC tactic to unsettle the Western Cape. Despite all these distractions I do urge you to face all your new challenges with renewed energy. Let “DELIVERY” be your watch word. Let’s not have another toilet debacle, leave that to the ANC, the DA is better than them. Do all you can whenever you can. Be spent for the people so that no one can point a finger. Keep criticism of the other parties to a minimum, it is a waste of energy but if words have to be said then say it. Befriend members of other parties, it will drive them crazy. You will also be able to learn much from them. Most people are tired of political rhetoric they really want action and the party that acts is the party that wins - every time! Do not be wasteful when it comes to money. Count every cent and spend only where it is most effective so that everyone benefits. Those who vote for you are counting on you for stability and leadership. The DA has an enormous responsibility it is not for the feint hearted. Look at the work of the late Mother Theresa that’s where the DA should be.

  • Fred - 2011-05-19 09:39

    Unluckily doing well in the WC isn't going to help anybody, if you go by population and industrial power the WC is really one of the minnows, I'd really be a lot happier if the votes were coming in from Gauteng or Kwa-Zulu Natal, then there would be some hope for a more balanced election in 2012, nothing to whoopee dee whoop about until we have a real opposition with a true non-racial attitude, otherwise we are no better off than we were when the UP and the PFP pretended to be opposition parties in the apartheid era.

      Nkulekweni - 2011-05-19 14:03

      A truly amazing thing. Someone with brains in this forum.

  • AllSeeingEye - 2011-05-19 09:42

    I take it Cape town is South Africa or wat?im lost here!i mean Cape Town is for DA thats nt suprising,it's Cape Town in "SOUTH AFRICA" but u guys are makin it sound lyk its a country on its own,lyk i said before we SA people are busy getting lost,,,,God help.Who make a final decision??

      pikie75 - 2011-05-19 10:05

      What the hell are you on about Bru???Maybe learn to spell first before making a comment!

      JM - 2011-05-19 13:06

      What? Come again...

  • bulelwa.m.maki - 2011-05-19 09:43

    Tata DA we are tired of the ANC and the rest of the country shall follow the Western Cape in the coming elections. Ndonele qha nguweANC

  • Nawe - 2011-05-19 10:01

    @coloured boy That's why your mother still lives in a flat & your brother is another cider drinker, your sister a courtleigh smoker & you work in a bank & drive a golf, the perfect coloured dream. Take a bow D.A

      Cornix - 2011-05-19 11:11

      As I said, Nawe, you are just making yourself more enemies. :)

      coloured boy - 2011-05-19 11:29

      @Nawe -sooorrrrrrry but im a UPPER Coloured and not a stupid BLACK babboon LIKE u cz my people have more brains that you people waaaaaaaaaaaaah the truth hurts ne

      Rah - 2011-05-19 11:52

      @Nawe...Gud1 my brother!!!

      Nkulekweni - 2011-05-19 14:02

      Coloured boy stop. What you have just said is that you are so colonised that you are happy to define myself as amper baas. You have to be pitied.

      craig - 2011-05-19 15:27

      at least we dont live in shacks falling for the lies of the anc time after time again and then contracting hiv only to see a witch doctor who tells us to rape babies. take a bow ANC

  • jb - 2011-05-19 10:06

    If the DA got 83 wards out of 114 Then it means far more then a third of the votes are declared. I do not understand. Please can someone explain.

      DW - 2011-05-19 11:46

      A third of the votes are counted. Obviously the wards that have already been declared are smaller wards with less voters. The big ones come later as there are more votes to count in those wards.

  • Tebogo - 2011-05-19 10:10

    Congratulations DA on Cape Town and Midvaal. This is democracy, the will of the people has spoken. We hope that other parties will learn from you on service delivery and clean audit. God bless you, keep up the good work

      msendi - 2011-05-19 11:39

      If DA is doing better you call it democracy… If it is ANC it is something else… How confusing…

      MasegoMM - 2011-05-19 12:13

      I totally agree with you Tebogo. Give praise where it is due. You cannot argue with results. We will continue to keep you in our prayers DA. Well done to you.

  • Wayne - 2011-05-19 10:27

    The people have had enough of Zuma and his lies. The tribe has spoken. DA is the way forward people!

  • thapeloa - 2011-05-19 10:50

    It all seems like white vs black to me. I am happy the DA is improving all around the country simply because the ANC is wayyyy to comfortable and as we have seen, with comfort comes corruption, poor service delivery and arrogant Malema type politicians

      Kat - 2011-05-19 12:36

      It must never be white vs black. We need a strong opposition otherwise the ANC will continue with their self-enrichment of the privelaged few and the ordinary people will continue becoming poorer.

  • Richard - 2011-05-19 11:21

    Declaring the WC an independant republic does not seem to be such a bad idea after all. Well done DA! LOL.

      JM - 2011-05-19 13:11

      No way, I don't want that and I think the people in the Western Cape showed this by NOT voting for that Cape party that wants some kind of independent place.

  • richard.vonschumann - 2011-05-19 11:23

    Shows you where to live if you want service delivery and not strikes every week. The DA delivers and the ANC takes away!! I lived in Pretoria last year. There were so many municaple strikes and Garbage wasn't picked up for two weeks at a time. Cape Town is much better!