South African local government election 2000: KwaZulu-Natal

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 ANC DA IFP MF PAC UDM
Durban Metropolitan Council 200 2 95 53 35 12 1 0
Local Councils 1280 6 383 141 760 3 3 1
District councils 302 0 38 17 76 0 0 0
Total seats 1782 8
0.7%
516
33%
201
13.4%
873
47.8%
15
1.3%
4
0.2%
1
0.1%

KwaZulu-Natal is the power base for the IFP, where it won twice as many seats as the ANC on local and district councils. Overall, the IFP won nearly 50% of the vote in the province and 57% of the vote for local councils. However, the IFP support is largely rural, and the ANC remains dominant in the metropolitan area of Durban, where it won nearly half the council seats (with 47% of the vote) and most of the small towns throughout the province. This is an important repeat of the ANC victory in Durban in the first democratic local elections in 1996 since the Durban council budget matches that of the provincial government. To counter the ANC advantage in some local councils the DA and IFP negotiated co-operative agreements to form the majority on council.