Pretoria - The inauguration of president-elect Cyril Ramaphosa was on Saturday described as a period of renewal and continuation of the "new dawn" for all South Africans.
Ramaphosa is set to be inaugurated as the fifth democratic president on Saturday morning at Loftus Versfeld, in Pretoria, following his reelection in Parliament earlier this week.
Among those in attendance was former human settlements minister Tokyo Sexwale, who spoke of the ushering in the dawn under Ramaphosa's leadership.
"The president has proclaimed that we are in the middle of a dawn. The dawn is not sunrise, it's just the beginning of the light.
"We must move with the dawn so that we can have the sun shining over South Africa, in all the different corners of the country where people who cannot be here today are."