Watch: Why we’re voting in South Africa’s 2014 elections

Hey, we get a day off work … South African comedians, musicians, actors and ordinary working people have come together for a video campaign to urge everyone in the country, come Wednesday 7 May, to just get out and vote.

To find out more about voting, see:

The campaign, driven by the Electoral Commission of South Africa, features celebrities such as Lira, Zolani Mahola and Joey Rasdien. It also gives voice to less famous South Africans. From what they say, voting in a democracy means a lot more than just a day off work.

Watch a selection of videos from the campaign:

Compiled by Mary Alexander