In a significant shift in voting patterns, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) has reported a record number of applications for a special vote ahead of the local government elections on November 1.

Some 1-million people are set to cast their ballot ahead of election day, about 300,000 more than  in the 2019 national and provincial poll. ..

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