South Africa Election 2024 voting

South Africa parliament. Election 2024. Image: SABC News

The 14 parties who won seats in parliament after 2019 election

The scramble for seats in parliament will be decided on Wednesday, 29 May – and the days thereafter as the votes are counted.

South Africa Election 2024 voting

South Africa parliament. Election 2024. Image: SABC News

The mad scramble for the all-important seats in parliament will be decided on Wednesday, 29 May – and the days thereafter as the votes are counted.

Bookmark The South African website’s Elections 2024 hub for the latest news you need to know

Some 27.7 million South Africans are registered to mark their ‘X’ in this year’s election – the seventh democratic election since 1994.

That figure represents a record.

Parties contesting the election are vying for seats in parliament. There are a total 400 seats to play for. That’s how many MPs serve in parliament during a five-year term between elections.

In 2019, only 14 parties won seats.

How the seat allocation is calculated is a complex one, but The South African website has make it as clear as possible to understand.

These were the 14 parties to clinch seats in parliament in 2019 – and how many they had.

How the breakdown will look after the 2024 election remains to be seen …

ELECTIONS 2019

Total votes cast – 17 672 851

Spoilt votes – 235 472

Total valid votes – 17 437 379

Voter turnout – 66.05%

Registered population – 26 756 649

RankPartyVotes%Seats
1ANC10 026 47557.50230
2DA3 622 53120.7784
3EFF1 882 48010.8044
4IFP588 8393.3814
5VF PLUS414 8642.3810
6ACDP146 2620.844
7UDM78 0300.452
8ATM76 8300.442
9GOOD70 4080.402
10NFP61 2200.352
11AIC48 1070.282
12COPE47 4610.272
13PAC32 6770.191
14ALJAMA31 4680.181

Only parties to have received at least one seat are listed