Presidency breaks with tradition on presidential inauguration

File: According to budget estimates – government’s wage bill will increase by R128-billion, to R713-billion by 2022 and the finance minister wants the fat cut from all corners, even beyond our borders.

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.

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The inauguration is also moving from the Union Buildings to Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.

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South Africans will cast their votes on 8 May 2019 in what is regarded as the most contested elections in years.