BBC Home
Explore the BBC
BBC News
Launch consoleBBC NEWS CHANNEL
In Pictures: South Africa's freedom day
Link to OTD Mandela inugurated president

On 10 May 1994, Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.

Addressing a 100,000-strong crowd gathered in Pretoria, Mr Mandela said: "Never, never again will this beautiful land experience the oppression of one by another."

Jubilant scenes on the streets of Pretoria follow the ceremony, with blacks, whites and coloureds celebrating together.

Watch Nelson Mandela's inaugural address as president

Click below for more images
BACK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NEXT


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific