South Africa will inaugurate its sixth democratically elected President after the national general elections. The Presidential Inauguration will take place on Saturday, 25 May 2019 in the City of Tshwane.
In a departure from the tradition of holding the inauguration at the Union Buildings, the event will take place at Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Hosting the inauguration in a stadium, the largest in the City of Tshwane, will allow for greater public participation in this important national event.
The theme for the inauguration is: “Together Celebrating Democracy: Renewal and Growth for a Better South Africa”. It reinforces that everyone has a role to play in building a brighter tomorrow. It emphasises that we must build on our achievements and work even harder to tackle poverty, inequality and unemployment.
The inauguration takes the form of a formal ceremony to mark the beginning of the President’s term of office. During the inauguration the President will deliver an address to inform South Africans of his vision and intent during his term of office.
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