South African local government election 2000: Gauteng

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
East Rand Metropolitan council 175 2 99 55 6 4 1
Johannesburg Metropolitan Council 217 1 129 73 8 3 1
Tswane Metropolitan Council 152 3 86 54 1 2 1
Local Councils 341 2 226 87 5 4 5
District councils 97 0 28 12 1 1 0
Total seats 982 8

Gauteng is a province of metropolitan councils, with three of the country's six metropolitan areas. Almost half of the total municipal seats in the province are found on the metropolitan councils.

The ANC won all three metros, with the DA performing very well in second place. The DA's urban support will therefore provide the basis for robust debate in the economic powerhouse of the local economy. The IFP won eight seats on Johannesburg council and six on the East Rand - largely owing to the remains of its efforts to build support among Zulu worker hostel dwellers in the early 1990s. But its overall level of support remains very low in Gauteng - its only area of significant support outside of KwaZulu-Natal.