South Africa Elections 2024 Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Image: RAJESH JANTILAL / AFP

How to say ‘President of South Africa’ in every official language

Can you say ‘President of South Africa’ in every South Africa official language? No? Then scroll down to learn!

South Africa Elections 2024 Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Image: RAJESH JANTILAL / AFP

Cyril Ramaphosa was re-elected as the President of South Africa last week and will lead the seventh democratic administration.

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After a full day of proceedings during the first sitting of the National Assembly of the seventh Parliament, Ramaphosa – the President of the African National Congress (ANC) – was last Friday nominated for the position of president.

The sitting took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in the Western Cape.

Cyril Ramaphosa will be inaugurated as President of South Africa next week

Three hundred and thirty-nine ballot papers were issued and counted, with 12 invalid ballots.

Ramaphosa received 283 votes against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema, who received 44 votes.

This will be his second term as the leader of South Africa’s government and he remains the country’s fifth president since 1994.

As reported by The South African website, Ramaphosa will be inaugurated on Wednesday, 19 June.

South Africa’s constitution recognises 12 official languages: Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Swati, Venda, Xitsonga, Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Xhosa, Zulu and South African Sign.

Here’s how to say ‘President of South Africa‘ in all 11 spoken languages.

EnglishPresident of South Africa
AfrikaansPresident van Suid-Afrika
XhosiuMongameli waseMzantsi Afrika
ZuluUmongameli waseNingizimu Afrika
SepediMopresidente wa Afrika Borwa
SwatiMoporesitente wa Aforika Borwa
SesothoMopresident wa Afrika Borwa
SetswanaPuresidente wa Afrika-Dzonga
XitsongauMengameli weleNingizimu Afrika
VendaMuphuresidennde wa Afrika Tshipembe
NdebeleuMongameli weSewula Afrika