Al Jazeera's Azad Essa, reporting from South Africa, talks to Mmusi Maimane, leader of Democratic Alliance in Johannesburg.
On the latest results and what it means for the DA:
"I think we have established ourselves as a base and as a credible alternative. I think we are growing, we are showing the numbers I think when I reflect that the ANC was coming from a very high majority and now just over 50 percent (in Gauteng) I think now we’ve shown signs of incredible growth."
On what the results tell us about young South Africans:
"It says that we are a generation post Nelson Mandela, we are a generation that need to decide the future of this country and I think the contest in this election can marginally be seen as the ideological space that the EFF puts, and our alternative, on an open opportunity society. I think that will take us all the way into the future and see how we do."
On the performance of the DA:
"Well, so far so good. We’ve turned out our numbers and managed to survive the onslaught of the periphery and now the hard work is about what we do in the metros."