Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration will cost R100m less than Zuma's

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The government is planning to spend R100m less on the presidential inauguration ceremony of Cyril Ramaphosa than it did on Jacob Zuma’s inauguration‚ as it implements austerity measures.

Minister in the presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said because of cost-cutting measures‚ only heads of state from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and heads of state who are chairing continental regional economic blocs had been invited to the May 25 event. “We all know there is economic difficulty in this country.

The budget that we are going to spend on this inauguration is more than R100m less than what was spent in the previous inauguration‚” she said in a media briefing on Thursday.

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