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First Day: ballot tallying as of now achieved half mark 

Last updated on May 10, 2019

At 11:48 pm of the first day of vote-count­ing on Thurs­day, the Inde­pen­dent Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (IEC) web­site showed 69, 32 per­cent of vot­ing dis­tricts com­plet­ed.

The top three par­ties, the African Nation­al Con­gress is dri­ving at 6 187 246 votes, con­vert­ing into 56, 60 per­cent.

Demo­c­ra­t­ic Alliance pur­sued with 2 262 320 votes, trans­lat­ing into 22, 52 per­cent.

In the third posi­tion is the Eco­nom­ic Free­dom Fight­ers with 1 078 829 votes at 9, 87 per­cent.

At 16:11, an all-out 233 013 votes cast in the Tshwane Met­ro­pol­i­tan Munic­i­pal­i­ty, which is home to the cap­i­tal city, had been tal­lied, of which 1 754 were spoilt.

In the City of Johan­nes­burg, with a total reg­is­tered pop­u­la­tion of 2 291 299 peo­ple, a total of 395 556 votes had been tal­lied by 16:11, with a total of 3489 spoilt votes.

In the sis­ter Metro of Ekurhu­leni, which boast a total of reg­is­tered pop­u­la­tion of 1 631 056, an absolute 443 528 votes were checked by 16:16, while 4 632 votes were spoilt.

The Free State’s Man­gaung Met­ro­pol­i­tan Munic­i­pal­i­ty had a reg­is­tered pop­u­la­tion of 425 263. A total of 61 828 votes had been checked at 16:16, while 514 votes were spoilt.

The Nel­son Man­dela Bay Metro in the East­ern Cape saw a total 226 352 votes hav­ing been tal­lied, with 2 724 votes spoilt.

In the inter­im, Buf­fa­lo City — which had a reg­is­tered pop­u­la­tion of 421 247 – a total of 34 893 votes being tal­lied, while 430 were spoilt.

The City of Cape Town in the West­ern Cape had a total of 708 997 votes tal­lied over the entire­ty of its cast­ing a bal­lot regions, with a total of 6 298 spoilt votes.

In the eThek­wi­ni Metro in KwaZu­lu-Natal, a total of 76 282 votes were count­ed at 16:33, with 1 062 spoilt votes

At 18: 30pm on Thurs­day the Elec­toral Com­mis­sion had com­plet­ed the results from 13 731 of the 22 924 vot­ing sta­tions (59.89 per­cent) total­ing 8.9 mil­lion votes.

The Com­mis­sion said they had cap­tured Results from a fur­ther 2 577 vot­ing sta­tions and  await­ing audit and final­i­sa­tion.

It said lead­ing the way in cap­tur­ing results was the North­ern Cape with 94.48 per­cent

It was fol­lowed by the West­ern Cape (89.8 per­cent), East­ern Cape (85.1 per­cent), Mpumalan­ga (79.96 per­cent) and North West (75.47 per­cent)

Provinces with the most results still await­ing cap­ture were KwaZu­lu-Natal (44.84 per­cent out­stand­ing).

Limpopo (43.18 per­cent out­stand­ing), Free State (33.62 per­cent out­stand­ing) and Gaut­eng (30.86 per­cent out­stand­ing)

Of the 8.9 mil­lion votes cap­tured by 18h30pm,  329 936 (3.70 per­cent) were spe­cial votes.

Spoilt bal­lots were of 120 172 (1.35 per­cent)

Based on the results cap­tured to date, vot­er turnout was sit­ting at 65.36 per­cent nation­al­ly with the high­est turnout report­ed in Gaut­eng (71.88 per­cent)

Limpopo is the low­est with (58.37 per­cent).

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