Election campaign billboards are attached to light poles on the sides of the highway in Kenilworth, Cape Town, on May 1, 2019.
JOHANNESBURG - Election 2019 kicked off officially on Monday 6 May, with special votes taking place.
The majority of the country's registered voters went to the polls on Wednesday 8 May.
The photos in this article, tell the story of Election 2019.
ANC’s Ebrahim Rasool congratulates DA’s Alan Winde and Bonginkosi Madikizela during the announcement of the of the 2019 election results for Western Cape at Century City conference centre on May 10, 2019.
IEC officials working at the results centre in Pretoria.
eNCA Studios at the ROC for Election 2019
DA leader Mmusi Maimane visits the ROC on 9 May 2019
Chester Missing interviews a politician at the IEC's National Results Centre on 9 May 2019.
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe and ANC National Chairman Gwede Mantashe at the IEC National ROC on 9 May 2019.
The DA's James Selfe prepares to do an interview with a journalist at the IEC's National ROC - 9 May 2019.
Political parties, journalists and IEC officials, glued to the results board at the IEC Results Operation Centre (ROC) in Pretoria.
File: There’s discussion about synchronising all the elections, prompted by the ANC and the EFF. They want all elections to be held on the same day.
An elderly physically challenged voter is carried by relatives to cast her to vote as part of the sixth general elections at the Wiggins Community hall in Cato Manor in Durban, on May 8, 2019.
Soweto resident Mavis Nkosi (68), who has lived in Chiawelo, Soweto, her whole life, voted in Election 2019.
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa is surrounded by members of the media as he arrives at a voting station in Chiawelo, Soweto, to vote in Election 2019.
President Cyril Ramaphosa checks that his name is on the voters roll in Chiawelo, Soweto on 8 May - Election 2019
Former president FW de Klerk prepares to vote in Election 2019
Former President Jacob Zuma and his wife MaKhumalo wait to vote in Election 2019.
File: The death of Tazne van Wyk has once again sparked a debate about the country's parole system.
Voters look inside a polling station as they queue to vote during the legislative and presidential elections in Sheshego township, on the outskirts of Polokwane, on May 8, 2019.
Rubber bullets fly in Holpan, outside Kimberly, as residents clash with police. Voting stopped in the town, early on 8 May 2019.
A voter gets her thumb marked before she casts her vote during the sixth general election at the Cottanlands Primary school 45 kilometres north of Durban, on May 8, 2019.
Some residents of Dithakong West in the North West Province have resolved not to vote in the 2019 Election.
A woman marks her ballot at a polling station on May 8, 2019 in Johannesburg during the legislative and presidential elections.
A voting station ready for voters in Vuwani, Limpopo - 8 May 2019.
Good leader Patricia de Lille reacts at her voting station in Pinelands, Cape Town, on election day, 8 May 2019.
Democratic Alliance Leader Mmusi Maimane reacts after casting his vote in the 2019 Election on 8 May.
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa speaks to an election official at a polling station in Pretoria on voting day, 8 May 2019.
The Gogos from the Mkabadeli Football Club from the Durban township KwaMashu train on an open field on May 7, 2019 while the Democratic Alliance (DA) holds a gathering ahead of May 8 General Elections.
A police officer points to the voting station in Kensington, Cape Town, on 7 May 2019.
File: South Africans head to the polls on 8 May 2019.
Elderly Vuwani residents attend a mass meeting the day before the 2019 election.
Vuwani residents hold a mass meeting ahead of the 2019 election
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu casts his special vote at his home in Milnerton, Cape Town.
South African ruling party African National Congress President and South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa waves at thousands of supporters after delivering his speech at the Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, on May 5, 2019 for the final campaign rally of the party ahead of May 8th legislative and presidential elections.
South African main opposition party Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane (C) gestures during the final presidential election campaign rally of the DA at the Dobsonville Stadium, in Soweto, Johannesburg, on May 4, 2019, ahead of May 8th legislative and presidential elections.
File: The Economic Freedom Fighters rejected the announced cabinet on Wednesday evening.