Presidential inauguration date announced

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FILE Photo: A GCIS released photo dated 8 September 2011 of the newly appointed Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng as the head of the Constitutional Court.

PARLIAMENT - The first sitting of the next Parliament will take place on May 21 and will see the National Assembly elect the new president of the country and the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the legislature, the Constitutional Court said on Friday.

The first sitting of the National Council of Provinces will take place the following day, and members will elect a new chair and deputy chair for the chamber.

The dates were decreed by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

The presidential inauguration will take place at the Union Buildings on May 24.