South African local government election 2000: Free State

Updated October 2002

The following tables indicate the election results for Category A (metropolitan councils), Category B (local councils) and Category C (district councils) according to political party seats and overall voter support for the party.

Notes on table

Read the table below with the following provisions:

  • The source of data is the IEC. Errors may be present in the tables - for official results contact the IEC.
  • Data is aggregated by province and category so percentages may not be perfectly reconciled.
  • Not all seats or parties are included - some smaller party and independent candidate representatives amounting to less than 1% support and a handful of seats are not included in these tables.
  • District councils are elected on the basis of 40% party lists - these are figures indicated under each party in the district council row. However, the total number of district council seats indicated in the tables includes the 40% PR AND the 60% seats appointed from local councils - a seat allocation process that takes place AFTER the elections. For example, in the Eastern Cape a total of 101 elected district council seats (of a total of 241) are indicated, a figure that is approximately 41% of the total number of district council seats.
Council type Seats / % Votes by party
Total ACDP Alliance 2000+ ANC DA IFP PAC UCDP UDM
Local Councils 572 1 5 423 92 1 21 3 5
District councils 160 0 0 48 9 0 3 0 0
Total seats 732 1
0.3%
5
1.3%
471
70.4%
101
17.5%
1
0.3%
24
3%
3
0.7%
5
0.7%

The ANC was the strongest party in the Free State winning 70% of overall support and a strong majority of the seats. The DA consolidated opposition support, winning slightly more than 17% of the total vote. However, the PAC performed better in the province than anywhere else in the country, both in terms of total number of seats with 24 and popular support, with 3%. Despite these relatively low overall levels of support, the province could serve as the basis for rebuilding the party at grassroots level. The FF, running as Alliance 2000+, performed poorly, winning only five seats on local councils.