The parties point to their own surveys that show a good picture. Interesting areas that have been polled towards the 2016 local government elections are Tshwane, the Nelson Mandela Bay, and also City of Johannesburg. These are considered to be highly contested metros in the 2016 elections. According to the Ipsos-ENCA 2016 municipal elections polls, the Democratic Alliance will lead the ANC in the three metros (Tshwane, Nelson Mandela Bay, and City of Johannesburg).
News 24 on 19 July 2016
The 2016 local government elections have many dimensions to them. There are polls and calculations made as to how the elections would go. Political parties that are not faring well in the polls went into autopilot; dismissing any number-crunching work that does not favour their position.