Party leaders have rallied their supporters and made their final speeches. But a quarter of a century since the first democratic elections, promises haven’t changed much.
Neither have the problems for everyday South Africans.
Thousands gathered in their party colours to choose who they think will resolve their main concerns – inequality, unemployment and corruption.
While for others, access to basic services like electricity and sanitation will determine who they’ll choose.
The African National Congress has led the country since the end of apartheid, but is accused of not doing enough.
It faces a major challenge from the Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters Party.
But President Ramaphosa believes he’s done enough to convince South Africans to return him to power.
So, can the ANC still appeal to voters?
Presenter: Imran Khan
Grant Masterson, head of programme for Political Institutions and Processes at the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy, EISA.
Sanusha Naidu, researcher at the Institute for Global Dialogue
Joseph Ochieno, political commentator on African politics.
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