Mzansi’s top acts Makhadzi and Sjava among performers at Presidential inauguration

Published Jun 19, 2024


Some of South Africa’s biggest artists such as Sjava and Makhadzi will performer at the 2024 Presidential inauguration.

Union Buildings is currently filled with the political leaders of the world and some from Africa for the swearing in of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The multi-award-winning artists join the line-up that features other top artists such as Zoë Modiga, Vicky Sampson, traditional singer Nothembi Mkhwebane and gospel vocalist Lebo Sekgobela.

“The inauguration takes the form of a formal ceremony to mark the beginning of the President’s term of office.

“During the inauguration, the President-elect is expected to take the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony that will be performed by the Chief Justice,” said a statement from the government.

Makhadzi later this month is headed to Los Angeles for the BET Awards where she is nominated for the Viewers' Choice: Best New International Act category alongside Seyi Vibez, Bellah, Cristale, Duquesa, Holly G, Jungeli, Oruam and the ‘Mnike’ hitmaker Tyler ICU.

The 27-year-old ‘Ganama’ hitmaker has posted on her Instagram Stories that she is excited for her historic performance that follows in the footsteps of other top performers such as Busiswa Gqulu and Kurt Darren.

Themed: “30 years of Democracy; Partnership and Growth” the inauguration takes place in Pretoria three days after Youth Day.

“It emphasises that we must build on our achievements and leverage on our experiences to bring solutions to eradicate or reduce poverty, inequality and unemployment,” added the statement from the government.

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