South African local government election 2000: Northern Cape

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 ANC DA IFP ACDP UCDP Residents' Assoc (3)
Local Councils 334 212 100 1 1 11 8
District councils 91 34 13 0 0 1 0
Total seats 425 270

The ANC won a strong majority on the Kimberley local council (provincial capital and largest council in the province), with 38 seats on the 53-member council, reflecting the same picture throughout councils elsewhere in the province. The ANC won a majority in all but four of the province's 24 local councils. Although the DA won seats on every council, its support was sufficiently diffused to enable it to win a majority in only two councils. The PAC was not registered in the province.