Inauguration Day Not a Public Holiday, Says Presidency

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By Samkele Mchunu


Pretoria, 18 June 2024 – The Presidency has clarified that Wednesday, 19 June 2024, the day designated for the Presidential Inauguration, will remain a regular working day.

President-Elect Cyril Ramaphosa will be inaugurated at the Union Buildings in Pretoria following his re-election by Parliament on Friday, 14 June 2024.

Travel Advisory for Inauguration Day

Members of the public and those planning to travel to Pretoria for the event or other purposes are advised to visit and for detailed information on road closures in the Rietondale and Arcadia areas. Traffic updates will also be available on radio and television broadcasts.

For comprehensive information on road closures and free park-and-ride services, please refer to the article: Road closures for Presidential inauguration | Free park and ride for the Presidential inauguration.

Inauguration Ceremony Details

The swearing-in of President-Elect Ramaphosa will be conducted by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at the Union Buildings’ Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre. The event will host a diverse group of South African and international dignitaries, including:

  • South African royalty
  • Members of Parliament
  • Representatives of political parties
  • Leaders from organised labour, business, and civil society organisations
  • Religious leaders
  • Distinguished South Africans from various fields

Additionally, representatives from regional, continental, and international organisations such as the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the United Nations will be in attendance.

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