May 25, 2019
Cyril Ramaphosa is set to be sworn in as the president of South Africa’s sixth democratically elected administration | Image: Twitter
PRETORIA – President Cyril Ramaphosa has used his inauguration speech to declare that a new dawn has arrived for South Africa and has called on citizens to forge a social compact that will be free and equal and resolute.
Ramaphosa said the compact should not just be between business and labour but for society at large.
“Let us forge a compact for growth and economic opportunity, for productive lands and viable communities, for knowledge, for innovation, and for services that are affordable, accessible and sustainable,” Ramaphosa said.
“Let us forge a compact for an efficient, capable and ethical state, a state that is free from corruption, for companies that generate social value and propel human development, for elected officials and public servants who faithfully serve no other cause than that of the public.”
He was addressing thousands of people during his inauguration at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria on Saturday.
Ramaphosa said society should value hard work and aim to uplift young people and the role they can play in the country.
Source: IOL News