The Economic Freedom Fighters has won six council seats in the hotly contested Rustenburg local municipality.
The ANC in the North West set the pace with more than 49 seats won across municipalities followed by the DA with five seats.
The EFF in Lethabong near Rustenburg opted for early victory celebrations, barely waiting for the closure of polls at 7pm.
Anxiety sets in as Rustenburg residents wait anxiously to see who will win the hotly contested municipality, which includes Marikana. (VIDEO)
Many young voters in Rustenburg are hopeful that this local election will benefit their generation. (VIDEO)
A driver was burnt beyond recognition when his car collided head-on with a minibus taxi near Vryburg.
Rustenburg has never been a place for fierce election contests but all that may be about to change today.
Marikana residents in the North West came out in their numbers to the Rakgatla High School voting station in Wonderkop.
Human Settlements MEC Galaletsang Gaolaolwe urged all South Africans to exercise their right to vote as she cast her ballot in her home village.
Military Police have arrested three suspects at the SA defence Force base in Potchefstroom for fraud and corruption allegedly dating back to 20018.
Despite a few reported incidents, the North West IEC has expressed satisfaction with how special voting has unfolded
Monti Mphahlele's family is torn between two voting stations in Rustenburg's Tlhabane township.
The case against two men accused of petrol bombing a house and killing three people, including an eight-month-old baby, was postponed to October 24.
Arsonists set six classrooms alight in what is believed to be a politically-related incident at Mareetsane Village in the North West province
Also urges political leaders to refrain from making irresponsible and/or inflammatory statements or pronouncements.