Local elections at a glance

With just two weeks to go before the municipal elections on Wednesday August 3, Southern Mail looked at the facts and figures to see how far we’ve come since the last municipal elections in 2011. This year, a record 200 parties and more than 61 000 candidates will contest the elections following the certification process, of parties and candidates, on Monday June 27.

This is approximately 65 percent more parties and approximately 12 percent more candidates than the previous municipal elections.

Of the candidates contesting the elections, approximately 60 percent are men and 40 percent are women.

In the Western Cape the total number of candidates is 7 263, compared to 2011’s 7 105 candidates.

A comparison of the voters’ rolls over the past four municipal elections shows that the highest growth in voters has occurred in the Western Cape with a 56.8 percent increase since 2000.

In terms of age, about 48 percent of all voters are aged younger than 40 – about 12.7 million.

In the 2011 municipal election, the voter turnout for Ward 63 stood at 71.19 percent (10 766 voters). The Democratic Alliance won Ward 63 with 8 780, votes with the ANC following with 1 115 votes.

Results for the 2011 municipal elections per ward:

* The Ward 65 voter turnout was 66.24 percent (9 147 voters). The DA won ward with 7 319 votes, with the nearest contenders being the ANC with 779 votes.

* The voter turnout in Ward 66 was 68.88 percent (10 097 voters). The DA won with 8 663 votes, with the ANC following with 510 votes.

* In Ward 67 the voter turnout for 2011 was 59.87 percent (9 697 voters). The DA won with 6 169 votes ,with the ANC following with 2 447 votes.

* In Ward 68 the voter turnout was 67.16 percent (11 414 voters). The DA won with 9 612 votes, with the ANC following with 627 votes.

* In Ward 72, the voter turnout was 73.51 percent (10 770 voters). The DA won with 8 926 votes, with the ANC following with 725 votes.

* In Ward 110, the voter turnout was 68.63 percent (9 882 voters). The DA won with 8 260 votes, with the ANC following with 709 votes.

Candidates for Ward 63:

Victor Russel Bester – Africa Muslim Party

Mark Veldsman – Christian Democratic Party

Colin Arendse – African National Congress

Noorjan Allie – Al Jama-Ah

Zuhayr Adams – Cape Muslim Congress

Jack Miller – Cape Party

Megan Kleinsmith – Coloured Voice

Riyad Isaac – Congress of the People

Montgomery Oliver – Democratic Alliance

Anwar Adams – Democratic Independent Party

Ragmat Ismael – Economic Freedom Fighters

Richard Kock – Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa

Ismail Ely – National Party South Africa

Michelle Calitz – National People’s Party

Frank Martin – Nationalist Coloured Party of South Africa

Charmaine Biko – Pan Africanist Congress of Azania

Abdul Williams – Sizwe Ummah Nation

Ursula Denise van Horsten-Schenker – Vryheidsfront Plus

Candidates for Ward 65:

Zahoor Bray – Africa Muslim Party

Andre Weber – Christian Democratic Party

Mohamed Bassier – African National Congress

Mogamad Hendricks – Jama-ah

Igshaan Taliep – Al Shura Party

Mogamat Adams – Cape Muslim Congress

Ebrahiem Davids – Cape Party

Xola Mjonono – Congress of the People

Patricia van der Ross – Democratic Alliance

Anwar Adams – Democratic Independent Party

Shereen Adams – Economic Freedom Fighters

Leslie Isaacs – Independent Candidate

Dale Johannes – Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa

Achmat Williams – National Party South Africa

Michelle Calitz – National People’s Party

Desmond van Niekerk – Nationalist Coloured Party of South Africa

Charmaine Biko – Pan Africanist Congress of Azania

Marlene Addinall – Patriotic Alliance

Zeenatoenisa Abdullah – South Africa People’s Party

George Felix – Vryheidsfront Plus