File: The Union Buildings in Pretoria.
JOHANNESBURG - This year's presidential inauguration will deviate from tradition.
The presidency says it will take place on Africa Day, to re-affirm the country's commitment to an African agenda, and to strengthening ties with South Africa's neighbours.
The inauguration is also moving from the Union Buildings to Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.
South Africans will cast their votes on 8 May 2019 in what is regarded as the most contested elections in years.