South African local government election 2000: North West
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|
North West province is the support base for Lucas Mangope's United Christian Democratic Party. The former Bophuthatswana homeland leader has built a small power base in the province, winning 96 seats for second place in the province. The UCDP won most of its seats in three councils - 24 seats in Mafikeng, 11 in Zeerust and 11 in Mogwase - and a handful of seats in councils elsewhere in the province. Otherwise, as in most of the country, the ANC overwhelmed opposition parties, winning nearly 70% of the vote.