Parliament - President Cyril Ramaphosa and National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise said it was all systems go ahead of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) set to take place on Thursday.
Ramaphosa and Modise briefed the media on the steps of the National Assembly on Wednesday.
They spoke after the president and presiding officers undertook a state of readiness inspection for the SONA.
Ramaphosa is expected to deliver his third SONA at 7pm as South Africa's sixth democratic administration takes charge.
“I’m quite relaxed, I’ve been taken through the process by the Speaker and the chairperson of the NCOP. They were actually telling me what to say. They have already written the speech so I was reciting the speech they have written,” Ramaphosa joked.