South African local government election 2000: Mpumalanga

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 PAC UDM Residents' Assoc (3)
Local Councils 792 6 642 101 10 17 6 6
District councils 177 0 57 12 1 2 1 0
Total seats 969 6

With 77% of the vote the ANC in Mpumalanga posted a major victory. Support levels for the DA at 12% were far below its national average of 22%. Support for the PAC is also notable, with its second best showing in the country. Party support among the opposition is quite diffused, accounting for the erosion of potential DA support. Three traditionally black parties - IFP, PAC and UDM - won a handful of seats, along with the ACDP and three residents' associations that each won two seats in their respective local councils.