Tue. Nov 12th, 2019

President Ramaphosa’s inauguration – Watch the live stream here [video]

ramaphosa when announce new cabinetPresident Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration will take place at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, 25 May 2019.

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Thousands of South Africans – along with international visitors and dignitaries – are expected to gather at Loftus Versfeld today for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration.

Approximately 32 000 seats are allocated to the public, while it’s estimated that 4 500 political guests will be in attendance. The gates at Loftus opened at 3:00 and the official programme will start at 10:55.

Traffic and road closures

Excitement is brewing, and if you’re heading out to the stadium for the prestigious event, you might want to skim through the road closures information and details of the event.

Motorists and resident have also been notified that several roads surrounding Soutpansberg, Loftus and Hatfield will be closed on Saturday for the Presidential Inauguration.

In addition, traffic around the stadium might be a nightmare. More than 200 buses from all provinces will arrive from different directions.

Theme for the inauguration

President Cyril Ramaphosa inauguration theme is ‘Together celebrating Democracy: Renewal and growth for a better South Africa’. With that, the president and his administration reinforces the idea that we all have a role to play.

South Africans must unite to build on the country’s achievements. Only when we stand together, will we be able to eradicate poverty, inequality and unemployment.

The significance of the day

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration will be different in many ways. Not only is a venue a break from tradition – previous inaugurations were held at the Union Buildings in Pretoria – the date is also significant.

We are celebrating 25 years of freedom in 2019. Apart from that, Ramaphosa’s inauguration on 25 May also coincides with Africa Day and the establishment of the OAU.

In addition, Ramaphosa’s administration cut the costs down by nearly R100m. According to the presidency, this year’s auspicious event will cost around R120m. Former President Jacob Zuma’s inauguration cost R240m, so there’s that.

Watch: Cyril Ramaphosa’s Inauguration

The stream will go live at 09:30.

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