Cape Town: England captain Andrew Strauss won the toss and elected to bowl first in the third Test against South Africa at Newlands on Sunday.
South Africa made one change to the team that lost by an innings and 98 runs in Durban with fast bowler Makhaya Ntini making way for Friedel de Wet, who took five wickets on his debut in the drawn first Test. England were unchanged.
Play started at 0900 GMT after a 30-minute delay because of rain.
South Africa: Graeme Smith, Ashwell Prince, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Mark Boucher, Morne Morkel, Paul Harris, Dale Steyn, Friedel de Wet.
England: Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Matt Prior, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Graham Onions.