Parliament - President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday.
Ramaphosa was greeted by a gun salute and military fly-over as he arrived at Parliament.
Ramaphosa was accompanied by his wife Tshepo Motsepe, who was dressed in a black dress and silver bolero.
The president was expected to focus on the struggling economy and in particular, troubled electricity utility Eskom, in his opening address to the legislature following the 8 May national elections.
Earlier MPs packed the National Assembly chamber ahead of the joint sitting of Parliament.