The DA described the decision as "unfortunate" and to the detriment of "the millions of South Africans
Jacob Zuma, who was forced out of office last year over corruption allegations, has denied any wrong doings
Ramaphosa will speak to parliament in Cape Town at 7:00pm (17:00 GMT)
Heavy demand for US visas has currently led to a longer than usual wait time in South Africa.
Cabinet size trimmed from 36 ministers to 28, with familiar faces remaining
I pledge here today that I will serve you …to build the South Africa that we all want and deserve.
His first test as he starts his new term will be his choice of a cabinet
Both Zuma and Thales deny any wrongdoing and have applied to the court for a permanent stay of prosecution.
Zuma is accused of taking bribes from French defence company, Thales during his time as a provincial economy minister.
This is the latest corruption scandal involving officials of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party.