Country Reports

Local Elections 2011


In 2011, the ANC retained its dominant position and ended with a large majority of municipalities under its rule. However, these elections marked a progression for the DA and other smaller parties.It is worth noting that 2011 elections also meant that the South African democracy is growing stronger notably because it showed that an international trend where elections and particularly, local government elections progressively produce lower voter turnouts is inapplicable to the young democracy.

Please open the attached PDF document to know more about the 2011 Local Elections.

Written by Pierre-Olivier Teissier-Clement, Research Assistant South Africa