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2024 ELECTIONS IN PHOTOS

It’s D-day to have your say — South Africans get in line to make their mark

It’s D-day to have your say — South Africans get in line to make their mark
Voters queue at sunrise in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape. (Photo: Deon Ferreira)

The politicians have had their say during campaigning, and two days of special votes have been cast. Now, since dawn on Wednesday, South Africans have been making their way to wait in line at voting stations around the country to make their mark at the ballot box – three X-es in all – in the national and provincial elections, 30 years into democracy. Daily Maverick’s 2024 elections team has been reporting and filming from multiple stations – as well as from a helicopter – as voting gains momentum, with more than 27.6 million people registered to vote. Stations will be open until 9pm, then the counting begins to determine who will run the country.

 

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Voters queue to cast their ballot in Alexandra, Johannesburg, at 7.44am. (Photo from Hot 102.7 chopper: Julia Evans)

Pollsmoor prison

Inmates queue at Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town. (Photo: Reuters / Esa Alexander)

Cyril Soweto

President Cyril Ramaphosa and first lady, Dr Tshepo Motsepe, vote at Hitekani Primary School in Chiawelo, Soweto. (Photo: Jairus Mmutle / GCIS)

Patricia de Lille

Good party leader Patricia de Lille votes at Pinelands Primary School in Cape Town. (Photo: Gallo Images / ER Lombard)

Kgalema JHB

Former president and deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe votes at the Killarney Country Club in Johannesburg. (Photo: Gallo Images / Sharon Seretlo)

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Former president and deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe after voting at the Killarney Country Club in Johannesburg. (Photo: Gallo Images / Sharon Seretlo)

Nkandla,

A woman on her way to vote in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal. (Photo: Reuters / Rogan Ward)

Cape Town

The voting station at Riverside College in Cape Town. (Photo: Gallo Images / Misha Jordaan)

Khayelitsha

Voters at Sivuyiseni Primary School in Khayelitsha. (Photo: Shelley Christians)

KwaZulu-Natal

A woman outside a voting station in Eshowe, northern KwaZulu-Natal. (Photo: EPA-EFE / Sandile Ndlovu)

KwaZulu-Natal

A voters leaves a voting station in Eshowe, northern KwaZulu-Natal. (Photo: EPA-EFE / Sandile Ndlovu)

Khayelitsha

The queue at Sivuyiseni Primary School in Khayelitsha. (Photo: Shelley Christians)

Khayelitsha

A cardboard cutout of President Cyril Ramaphosa greets voters at Sivuyiseni Primary School in Khayelitsha. (Photo: Shelley Christians)

Khayelitsha

Voting under way at Sivuyiseni Primary School in Khayelitsha. (Photo: Shelley Christians)

Alan Winde

Western Cape premier Alan Winde casts his vote at Jan van Riebeeck High School in Cape Town. (Photo: Gallo Images / Ziyaad Douglas)

Former KZN Premier Sbu Ndebele

Former KwaZulu-Natal premier Sbu Ndebele votes at Northwood Boys High School in Durban. (Photo: Gallo Images / Darren Stewart)

John Steenhuisen,

DA leader John Steenhuisen – with his daughter, Caroline (16) – votes at Northwood Boys High School in Durban. (Photo: Gallo Images / Darren Stewart)

ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba casts his vote at the Sandton Fire Station. (Photo: Supplied)

Ekurhuleni

People warm up before the voting station opens in the Woolf informal settlement in Ekurhuleni. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

Limpopo

Election day in Seshego, Limpopo. (Photo: Reuters / Alet Pretorius)

Paul Mashatile

Deputy President Paul Mashatile prepares to cast his ballot at the St Johannes Lutheran Church in Johannesburg. (Photo: Gallo Images / Lubabalo Lesolle)

Ekurhuleni

Residents of Villa Liza in Ekurhuleni queue to vote. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

Khayelitsha

Nonkosi Ngindane (62) at the Luleka Primary School voting station in Harare, Khayelitsha. ‘I like this thing (voting). Us 1961 people couldn’t vote. So I’m excited when it’s time to vote because I can vote,’ she said. (Photo: Shelley Christians)

Limpopo

A cardboard cutout of ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa waves next to a campaign tent at Mahlanhle Primary School in Ga Mahlanhle, Limpopo. (Photo: Reuters / Alet Pretorius)

Ekurhuleni

A Villa Liza, Ekurhuleni resident votes. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

Johannesburg

Election staff prepare a Johannesburg polling station as voters arrive. (Photo: EPA-EFE / Kim Ludbrook)

Limopopo

People queue to vote at Mahlanhle Primary School in Ga Mahlanhle, Limpopo. (Photo: Reuters / Alet Pretorius)

Johannesburg

People queue in Johannesburg’s Hospital Hill township. (Photo: Reuters / Ihsaan Haffejee)

  • Photo selection by Joyrene Kramer, sourced from the Daily Maverick elections team and wire agencies.


See Daily Maverick’s election blog:
LIVE – From Juju Valley to Salt River: voters brave queues to make their mark on election day 2024

Read more in Daily Maverick: 2024 elections

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