South African local government election 2000: Northern Province

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 PAC UDM Ximoko Party Residents' Assoc (2)
Local Councils 862 704 78 3 20 23 12 4
District councils 179 59 8 0 1 1 1 0
Total seats 1041 763

The ANC boasted its highest level of voter support in the Northern Province, with nearly 79% of the vote. Such dominance left little room for other parties to scramble for more than a handful of seats. The DA posted its weakest level of voter support. One surprising result is the success of the regional Ximoko Party winning 13 seats, joining the ranks of other predominantly regionally-based parties such as the IFP, UDM and UCDP.