SWEARING-IN CEREMONY OF THE NEW NATIONAL EXECUTIVE

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By Justice Malapane

  • The Presidency has announced the swearing-in ceremony for the new Deputy President, Cabinet Ministers, and Deputy Ministers.
  • This ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 3 July 2024, in Cape Town, marking the formation of the 7th Democratic Administration.
  • Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will oversee the swearing-in of the executive members, solidifying a government formed through a coalition of diverse political parties.

The Presidency has announced the Swearing-In Ceremony of the newly appointed Deputy President, Cabinet Ministers, and Deputy Ministers as Members of the National Executive. This ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, 3 July 2024, in Cape Town.

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled the members of the National Executive on Sunday, 30 June 2024. This announcement follows the national and provincial elections held on Wednesday, 29 May 2024, and marks the beginning of the 7th Democratic Administration. This new government, formed as a Government of National Unity, represents a coalition of various political parties, reflecting the diverse political landscape of South Africa.

The swearing-in ceremony, a pivotal moment in the country’s democratic process, will be presided over by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. His role will be to administer the oath of office to the newly appointed Deputy President, Cabinet Ministers, and Deputy Ministers, ensuring that they formally assume their duties as members of the National Executive.

This ceremony not only symbolises the commencement of a new chapter in South Africa’s governance but also underscores the democratic principles upon which the nation is built. The presence of a Government of National Unity highlights the collaborative efforts of different political factions to work together for the nation’s progress.

The swearing-in ceremony is expected to draw significant attention, marking the official transition of power and the beginning of efforts by the new administration to implement policies and strategies for national development. As these leaders take their oaths, they reaffirm their dedication to serving the people of South Africa with integrity and determination.

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