Pretoria - While South Africans gather to celebrate President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration, the message is clear; jobs, a clean Cabinet and tackling the economy should be his priority as he begins his five-year term.
These were just some of the messages of advice from politicians from both the opposition political parties, the ANC and its alliance partners.
After the end of the celebration, Ramaphosa will have the task of appointing his Cabinet which some hope will help him in delivering on his mandate.
ANC Women's League President Bathabile Dlamini said she wants to see more women appointed as ministers. She said her league has been strongly lobbying for gender representation and will not be pleased with anything below 50%.
"What is worrying me right now is to see women being appointed 50%. As the ANC Women's League, we have tried to say that appointments are not about us. For us to go and motivate for ourselves that is not part of our agenda. We are trying to motivate for women that we know have the potential and they are good. We have also motivated that there must be young women. We want women who will ensure that they deliver to ordinary South Africans," Dlamini said.