Thousands of people are expected to attend the inauguration of Jacob Zuma as the country’s president next Saturday, 24 May.
South Africa’s fifth democratic election on the 7 May will result in the formation of the fifth democratic Parliament.
Kgalema Motlanthe was born on 19 July 1949 in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, to a working class family.
Thabo Mbeki delivered his first inaugural speech at the Union Buildings on 16 June 1999.
People like to identify Thabo Mbeki as an independent and original thinker, but one who remains close to the more visible leadership.
Former President, Nelson Mandela, delivered his inauagural speech at the Union Buildings on 10 May 1994.
Nelson Mandela’s greatest pleasure, his most private moment, was watching the sun set with the music of Handel or Tchaikovsky playing.
The African National Congress (ANC) has a busy weekend ahead with a heavy programme of rallies and door-to-door campaigns, as they step up their elections campaign.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile, says government will use social media to promote its Freedom Month programmes.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Deputy Chief Electoral Officer, Sy Mamabolo, says preparations for the upcoming elections on May 7 are on track.