According to projections from News24, the DA will hang onto the Western Cape, beating back a strong FF Plus effort while the ANC will lose support.
In the Northern Cape, the ANC has held off the DA’s attempts to wrestle the province from the governing party.
News14’s statistical model, based on available and representative results in the Western Cape shows that:
– The DA will hang onto its majority, but it could be less than the 57% it secured in 2014.
– The ANC has lost support and will come in at under 30%. It secured 34% in 2014.
– The EFF looks set to garner support of around 3.6% and the Good party is expected to receive around 4%.
– The FF Plus did not make significant inroads in the province.
In the Northern Cape, News24’s projections show:
– The ANC will retain its majority with about 57% support in the province.
– The FF Plus has improved its position, taking away support from the DA.
– The DA’s support among white voters dropped from 82% to 64%, with support going to the FF Plus.
– The DA, however, is offsetting these losses with increased support from black voters and with overall support increasing from 23.4% to 26.0%.