Shifting Power: 2016 Local Government Elections

The 2016 local government elections have seen interesting and signficant shifts in power across many of the major metropolitan areas. Prior to the elections the ANC had a dominatn hold on all but one of the metropolitan councils. Post-election the DA has established a strong foothold in two of these councils (Nelson Mandela Bay and Tshwane) and made inroads into many of the others.

This chart looks at the party seat allocations in these metropolitan councils for 2011 and 2016.

Seat allocation
City of Joburg