The President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, his spouse and a delegation composed of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mrs Arisoa Lala Razafitrimo and two Special Counsellors attended the official inauguration ceremony of the President Jacob Zuma on Saturday 24th May 2014 in Pretoria.

This first visit in South Africa was the occasion to meet with the present Heads of state of the African region. Moreover, during this visit in Johannesburg and Pretoria, a few meetings were scheduled with companies from the private sector. The board of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) invited the President at their head office in Midrand. The meeting was followed by a High Level Business Forum with the participation of the Department of Trade Industry  (DTI) and the DIRCO. The forum focused particularly on Foreign Direct Investments in Madagascar. A working lunch was organised by Werkmans in Sandton with around twenty private South African operators

The President also met with the Malagasy diaspora at the Embassy in Pretoria on Saturday afternoon.