FINAL RESULTS | All the election data and how the battlegrounds unfolded
Use our elections website to browse the results for your area on our nifty interactive maps
This week, South Africans went to the polls for the local elections.
Now our 2021 local elections website shows you the vote counting in real time via interactive maps and displays, with the option to compare these results to those of previous elections, using information sourced from the Electoral Commission of SA.
Using the map, you can zoom in on a province, town or city, or voting district, and each view will deliver an information panel with the past voting results – national or local – for the election year you selected.
A devoted area on the website tracks what's happening in the most important battleground municipalities as soon as enough data is available.
There is also a button to show a list of our latest political news stories.
You can also explore the full voting history of your ward, town, city or province as the website already brings the results of elections in 2019, 2016, 2014, 2011 and 2009 to life.
Real-time updates on vote counting
As soon as the polls closed, our election website started displaying in real time with all the results and statistics as they are announced – a great way to stay up to date as the counting progresses.
You can also call up instant comparisons between elections to see how support for the various political parties in specific areas has changed over time.
The battle is on ...
As in the 2016 local elections, we have a devoted area on the website to track what's happening in the most important battleground areas in each province. Our battlegrounds view shows you a concise view of the most hotly contested areas of the country with a clear view of who's in the lead.
The TimesLIVE local elections website was developed in partnership with software developer EightySix° and data and analytics consultancy Outshine.