Preliminary results for the by-elections in Gauteng show that the ANC has won 12 of the 14 contested wards in the province. Newsflash reports that the result has added to the losing streak of the DA which has so far lost at least eight seats in Gauteng, North West, the Northern Cape and the Western Cape. Meanwhile, the IFP’s position in KwaZulu-Natal has strengthened after the party secured five out of 12 wards contested.