Pretoria - The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) on Friday morning announced that it had passed the 90 percent mark in respect of the number of voting stations captured.
In a statement, the IEC said that at 10.30am, results from 20 632 of the 22 924 voting stations had been captured. Of these, 18 773 (81.89 percent) had been finalised.
"Leading the way in capturing results was the Northern Cape where results for all 707 voting stations had been captured, followed by the Western Cape (98.6 percent), North West (99.4 percent), Mpumalanga (99 percent), and the Eastern Cape (97.59 percent)," IEC spokesperson Kate Bapela said.
Provinces with the most results still awaiting capture were Gauteng (81.99 percent captured), Limpopo (82 percent), Free State (82.93 percent) and KwaZulu-Natal (83.56 percent).
Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal are among the two most closely contested provinces.