Press Release: Independent and opposition candidates gain as the ANC sees a net loss at by-elections - 5th February 2013.

The African National Congress (ANC) and the National Freedom Party (NFP) experienced net losses in the 12 sets of by-elections held between the May 2011 local government election and November 2012. The Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Congress of the People (Cope) have seen net gains, according to the South Africa Survey, recently published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.