The 2016 South African municipal elections were held on 3 August 2016 for all district, metropolitan and local municipalities in all 9 provinces.

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  • The 2016 South African municipal elections were held on 3 August 2016 for all district, metropolitan and local municipalities in all 9 provinces. Municipal elections are held every five years; the previous municipal elections were held in 2011.The 2016 municipal elections elected the members of the district, metropolitan and local municipal councils, who, in turn, will elect the mayors of the municipalities to office.The election was widely seen as a turning point in popular support for the dominant African National Congress (ANC) with support falling below 60% for the first time since 1994. (en)
  • The 2016 South African municipal elections were held on 3 August 2016, to elect councils for all district, metropolitan and local municipalities in each of the country's nine provinces. It was the fifth municipal election held in South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994; municipal elections are held every five years.The ruling African National Congress (ANC) was the largest party overall, earning 53.9% of the total vote. It was followed by the official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) with 26.9% and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) with 8.2%. Popular support for the ANC fell to its lowest level since 1994, a shift which was most pronounced in the country's urban centres. Despite marginal gains in some areas, the ANC lost control of three metropolitan municipalities – namely Nelson Mandela Bay, City of Tshwane and City of Johannesburg – to opposition parties as a result of the election. The DA achieved its best local electoral performance so far, while the EFF, contesting its first local government election, improved on its performance in the 2014 general election. The local polls were widely seen a turning point in the political landscape of South Africa, as the dominance of the ANC was greatly diminished while coalition and minority governments became more widespread. (en)
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  • The 2016 South African municipal elections were held on 3 August 2016 for all district, metropolitan and local municipalities in all 9 provinces. (en)
  • The 2016 South African municipal elections were held on 3 August 2016, to elect councils for all district, metropolitan and local municipalities in each of the country's nine provinces. It was the fifth municipal election held in South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994; municipal elections are held every five years.The ruling African National Congress (ANC) was the largest party overall, earning 53.9% of the total vote. (en)
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