S. Africa: Election Results Roll In

Results for the country's fifth democratic elections are coming in as vote counting continues.

Voters wait to cast their ballots in troubled Bekkersdal on the West Rand.


  • South Africa:  ANC Holding On to Victory

    SAnews.gov.za, 9 May 2014

    The ANC has garnered 10 287 024 of the votes cast in the country's fifth democratic elections, bringing its percentage of the votes to 62.50% early on Friday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Political Parties Await Final Results

    SAnews.gov.za, 9 May 2014

    As the voting results continue to trickle in at the national Results Operations Centre (ROC) in Pretoria, party representatives are waiting patiently for the final results on how ... read more »


  • South Africa:  SA Votes 2014 - the Early Conclusions

    Daily Maverick, 8 May 2014

    With half the districts reporting in, and around 30% of the total vote have been counted. SIMON ALLISON looks at who's happy and who's not in the IEC results operations centre in ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Steady Progress Made in Ballot Counting

    SAnews.gov.za, 8 May 2014

    Results for 70% the country's voting districts are now in, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced on Thursday evening. read more »

  • South Africa:  President Zuma Visits IEC Results Centre

    SAnews.gov.za, 8 May 2014

    The national Results Operations Centre (ROC) was a hive of activity when President Jacob Zuma, the leader of the African National Congress (ANC), did a walkabout through the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Promises, Princesses and Pear-Shaped Realities - View From the Heart of the IEC

    Daily Maverick, 8 May 2014

    On TV, it might look like the floor of the IEC's results operation centre (the ROC, as it's affectionately known) is a very solemn place. You hear the tough questions, you know the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Op-Ed - the EFF in Opposition - the Challenges Ahead

    Daily Maverick, 8 May 2014

    Whatever the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) ultimate poll tally in this election, its toughest task will be mapping out an opposition path that leads to party growth and not ... read more »

  • South Africa:  The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Politician - Waiting for Election Results

    Daily Maverick, 8 May 2014

    After the noise, colour, excitement and pageantry of the campaign trail, the pop-up Western Cape IEC Results Operation Centre is a sort of political purgatory for sleep-deprived ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Election 2014 - Knockouts, Marching Orders and Some Hard Lessons

    Daily Maverick, 8 May 2014

    The good thing about the Independent Electoral Commission's election headquarters is that the politicians thronging there cannot ignore the numbers on the giant screens. Those ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Over 50 Percent Votes Counted in Elections 2014

    SAnews.gov.za, 8 May 2014

    Counting in the national and provincial elections has passed the halfway mark on the first day of counting. read more »

  • South Africa:  IEC Boss - We Have Done Well

    SAnews.gov.za, 8 May 2014

    Just weeks before South Africans were to cast their votes, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) was faced with a potential crisis when its chairperson Pansy Tlakula was ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Election Results Pour in

    SAnews.gov.za, 8 May 2014

    Ten hours after voting stations closed in the fifth democratic election in South Africa, over 28 percent of the votes have been counted. read more »

  • South Africa:  First Election Results Coming in

    SAnews.gov.za, 8 May 2014

    The results of the 2014 general elections have started pouring in at the National Results Operating Centre in Pretoria. read more »

  • South Africa:  Elections 2014 - the Western Cape Votes

    Daily Maverick, 8 May 2014

    Close to three million voters were expected to turn out in the Western Cape on election day, to settle the political future of a province which has often refused to play by the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Govt Satisfied At Peaceful Elections

    SAnews.gov.za, 8 May 2014

    Government says it is satisfied that the 2014 General Elections were peaceful and took place in an atmosphere of political tolerance. read more »

  • South Africa:  Ruling ANC Party Maintains Early Lead

    Deutsche Welle, 8 May 2014

    Initial results from South Africa's national elections have the current ruling party, the African National Congress, in the lead. Voter turnout has been estimated at around 70 ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Election Day - the View From Durban

    South Africa Votes 2014, 8 May 2014

    The day dawned on our country like a holy day. South Africans once more had an opportunity to exercise their freedom and right to vote. But will elections bring real change to our ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Ruling Party Reaches One Million Votes

    South African Press Association, 8 May 2014

    The African National Congress passed the million vote mark after 4.30am on Thursday morning in the fifth democratic election in South Africa. read more »



  • South Africa:  Election Sees High Turnout

    Deutsche Welle, 7 May 2014

    South Africans have turned out in high numbers for the country's general election. The electorate is widely expected to hand the ruling African National Congress its fifth ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Counting Underway in 2014 Elections

    SAnews.gov.za, 7 May 2014

    Vote counting in the 2014 general election has begun, with the polls having closed at 9pm on Wednesday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Hannibal Elector - From Malema to Mayhem - a South African Election Day Odyssey

    Daily Maverick, 7 May 2014

    RICHARD POPLAK travels from Marikana to Bekkersdal to a township in Springs, watching the elections unfold. Democracy is a funny thing, especially when the army has been called in ... read more »

  • South Africa:  On Respecting the Right to Make Bad Decisions - a Message to the South African 'Left'

    South Africa Votes 2014, 6 May 2014

    Last week Abahlali baseMjondolo surprised many people when it announced that the shackdwellers' movement would be endorsing the Democratic Alliance in the general election on 7 ... read more »

Opinion polls suggest the ANC may win the election