The inauguration of President Cyril Ramaphosa on 25 May 2019 marked the beginning of the sixth administration of democratic South Africa. The administration took office with a mandate to grow the economy, create employment and reduce poverty. It was given the task of ending corruption and restoring the integrity and capability of public institutions.
The Presidency, as the apex office in the executive, provides strategic direction and coordination to the work of government. In addition to the offices of the President and Deputy President, the Presidency is responsible for several areas of work, including support to Cabinet, planning, monitoring and evaluation, and government communications.
The sixth administration has undertaken its mandate in the midst of the worst global pandemic in over a century, which has severely worsened social and economic conditions in the country. This has made economic recovery, job creation and the fight against hunger even more urgent.
While it has introduced unprecedented measures to address the immediate challenges, the administration is also attending to building the capabilities within the state and broader society that will build a sustainable, inclusive and prosperous country into the future.