The seating arrangements for the numbers game in the municipal councils

As the 2016 local government elections officially ended on Saturday night, many discussions turned to the ANC losing its 50% majority in key metros.

This leaves open the possibility of the DA going into coalitions with other parties to reach a majority and unseat the ANC.

Here are the IEC’s results for the country’s metros:

Buffalo City (ANC majority): 100 seats, 51 for majority

ANC – 58.74% – 60 seats

DA – 23.4% – 24 seats


EFF – 7.97% – 8 seats

AIC – 3.42% – 4 seats

PAC, UDM, COPE, ACDP – Less than 1% – 1 seat each

City of Cape Town (DA majority): 231 seats, 116 for majority

DA – 66.61% – 154 seats

ANC – 24.36% – 57 seats

EFF – 3.17% – 7 seats

ACDP – 1.21% – 3 seats

Aljama – 0.66% – 2 seats

AIC, FFPlus, DI, UDM, CMC, PAC, Cope, PA – Less than 1% – 1 seat each

City of Johannesburg (hung council): 270 seats, 136 for majority

ANC – 44.55% – 121 seats

DA – 38.37% – 104 seats

EFF – 11.09% – 30 seats

IFP – 1.72% – 5 seats

AIC – 1.5% – 4 seats

FFPlus, ACDP, Aljama, UDM, Cope, PA – Less than 1% – 1 seat each

City of Tshwane (hung council): 214 seats, 108 for majority

DA – 43.11% – 93 seats

ANC – 41.22% – 89 seats

EFF – 11.7% – 25 seats

FFPlus – 1.99% – 4 seats

ACDP, Cope, PAC – Less than 1% – 1 seat each.

Ekurhuleni (hung council): 223 seats, 112 for majority

ANC – 48.64% – 109 seats

DA – 34.15% – 77 seats

EFF – 11.23% – 25 seats

AIC – 1.64% – 4 seats

IFP – 1.02% – 2 seats

FF Plus, ACDP, PAC, PA, Cope, Irasa – Less than 1% – 1 seat each.

eThekwini (ANC majority): 215 seats, 108 for majority

ANC – 56.01% – 126 seats

DA – 26.92% – 61 seats

IFP – 4.2% – 10 seats

EFF – 3.44% – 8 seats

AIC – 1.37% – 3 seats

ACDP, MF, DLC, TA, Mosa, APC, Aljama – Less than 1% – 1 seat each.

Mangaung (ANC majority): 100 seats, 51 for majority

ANC – 56.52% – 58 seats

DA – 25.96% – 27 seats

EFF – 8.66% – 9 seats

FF Plus – 1.92% – 2 seats

AIC – 1.69% – 2 seats

ANA, Cope – Less than 1% – 1 seat each

Nelson Mandela Bay metro (hung council): 120 seats, 61 for majority

DA – 46.71% – 57 seats

ANC – 40.92% – 50 seats

EFF – 5.12% – 6 seats

UDM – 1.91% – 2 seats

AIC, UFEC, Cope, ACPD, PA – Less than 1% – 1 seat each

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