Minister Edna Molewa is sworn in as acting President of the Republic South Africa by Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke at the ceremony held at the Constitutional Court, in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng Province. Elmond Jiyane, DOC

Pretoria - Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has been sworn-in as acting president, the presidency said on Saturday.

President Jacob Zuma was in America leading a South African delegation to the inaugural United States-Africa Leaders' Summit taking place from August 4-6 in Washington DC, spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was in Nouakchott, in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to attend the inauguration ceremony of President-Elect Mahomed Ould Abdel Aziz.