President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all South Africans including different political parties to join hands and grow the economy of the country.

Ramaphosa has officially taken the oath of office as President of South Africa at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.

Addressing thousands of people who came to witness his inauguration, the President said the growth of the economy is not only the responsibility of government and labour.

Ramaphosa says people of South Africa are tired of words and no action.

A few weeks ago, Stats SA announced that South Africa’s unemployment rate has risen to its highest level since the third quarter of 2017 to 27.6% at the end of the first quarter of 2019.

The President has called on all South Africans to start rejecting mediocrity and rewards hard work.

He has also urged citizens to change the relations of power between men and women.



Inauguration Speech 2019 (Text)