IEC chairwoman Pansy Tlakula hands over the lists of names of party representatives for Parliament and provincial legislatures to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at a ceremony at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on Friday, 16 May 2014. Tlakula handed over a list of 830 representatives for Parliament and provincial legislatures. She said the handing over of the lists indicated that the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) had come to the end of the 2014 general elections process. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Cape Town - Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is expected to administer the oath of office to the National Assembly's 400 newly elected MPs on Wednesday.

“The chief justice of the Republic of South Africa, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, will in terms of... the Constitution... preside over the first sitting of the fifth democratic Parliament... in Cape Town on Wednesday... and the National Council of Provinces on Thursday,” a spokeswoman for the judiciary said in a statement.

At the first sitting of the National Assembly at 10.30am on Wednesday, Mogoeng would administer the oath or solemn affirmation to MPs and preside over the election of the Speaker.

The first sittings of provincial legislatures would take place simultaneously.

Mogoeng had designated judges president and a Northern Cape senior judge to preside over the swearing in ceremonies in the various legislatures.