President Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration will be the first of its kind. For the first time the presidential inauguration will be Bigger, Better and and Cheaper when it moves from the Union Buildings on Saturday.
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PRETORIA - More than 30,000 people including world leaders, were expected to descend on Loftus Stadium on Saturday morning, for President Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration.
The president's swearing-in ceremony was bigger and cheaper than previous such events, as it moved from the Union Buildings to the rugby stadium.
Inauguration costs ballooned from R75-million in 1999 to R120-million in 2014.
More than 200 buses transported people from five provinces to the event and an estimated 40 heads of state, governments, ministers and other dignitaries were in attendance.
Security was tight with approximately 2,000 officers deployed in and around the stadium.
Dozens of roads were closed and residents needed permits to get in and out of certain areas.