The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) projected a voter turnout of 66% or more for the election, underscoring a potential resurgence in voter engagement that could have broad implications for the political landscape.

The voter turnout, which would be about 20% higher than that of the 2021 local government poll, may reflect anxiety among South Africans as they cast their ballots in a critical vote that could steer the country into the unpredictable waters of coalition government...

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