2021 Local Elections


ANC triumphs in Cederberg, Laingsburg despite lower share of votes

Voters arrive in the pouring rain at a tented voting station near the Woodstock Town Hall in Cape Town to cast their ballots in the local government elections on 1 November 2021. (Photo: Victoria O’Regan)

11.00am: Interactive map updates.

In the Western Cape, the DA lost its majority in the Cederberg municipality, dropping from 55.2% in 2016, to 20.7% in 2021.

The ANC is the majority party at 35.5%, with local party Cederberg Eerste (CE) receiving 27.5% of the vote. The ANC has four seats and CE has three. The Patriotic Alliance and FF Plus have one seat each. This is a huge blow for the DA. The DA has taken the reins of Prince Albert and Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa maintains a loosened grip Kannaland.


Compiled by Rudi Louw, Victoria O’Regan and Wayne Sussman


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  • Just as expected, the DA concentrated so much on the city of Cape Town, especially south of the mountain, that they forgot there is live elsewhere in the province, and country

  • The DA’s direction is blowing up in their faces. Most people I know voted DA begrudgingly, knowing that service delivery is crucial, but deep disappointment with their approach to SA’s race relations and majoring on America’s culture wars. Massive strategic failure; time for Zille and Steenhuizen to step down and get some energized, relevant people in there.

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