Voting took place without incident at the KwaMashu Hostel in Durban, one of the hot spots in KwaZulu-Natal where police and the army were deployed.
Several measures have been put in place to ease tensions at the violence-plagued KwaMashu hostel in KwaZulu-Natal, but some believe it's not enough.
The bail hearing of four men accused of killing a woman IFP supporter will continue in the Durban Regional Court.
Police were unable to contain violent clashes between National Freedom Party (NFP) members and Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) supporters in KwaMashu.
According to an internal ANC report, 38 members of the party have been killed in KwaZulu-Natal since the beginning of 2011.
President Jacob Zuma exhorted voters to go to the ballots on May 18 at an ANC rally at KwaMashu's Rotary Sports Ground on Monday.
KwaZulu-Natal Judge President Vuka Tshabalala has criticised protests by ANC president Jacob Zuma's supporters at courts across the province.
Police are offering a R200 000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the men who gunned down a senior police officer in KwaMashu.
Inkatha Freedom Party leader and traditional prime minister of the Zulu nation Mangosuthu Buthelezi on Saturday called for the recognition of the Zulu kingdom. Addressing an imbizo (meeting) of the Zulu nation outside Durban, Buthelezi said: "We are not speaking about the position of the king alone. Our kingdom is broader than his majesty alone."