Wednesday, June 16, 1999 Published at 15:12 GMT 16:12 UK
Picture gallery: A legend bows out
Following South Africa's second democratic all race elections, President Mandela has handed over power to his successor, Thabo Mbeki.
16 June: The president of South Africa's constitutional court, Arthur Chastalson, takes the oath of office from Thabo Mbeki before a crowd of dignitaries at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
Nelson Mandela congratulated the new president as he arrived at the inauguration ceremony with his wife Graca Machel.
As Mr Mbeki's speech drew to a close, three South African Airways Jumbo jets staged a fly-past before a choir celebrated the new president's inauguration.
14 June: Nelson Mandela offers his presidential seat in parliament to his successor, Thabo Mbeki
14 June: Mr Mandela's ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, takes her seat as an MP next to Terror Lekota
13 June: Colonel Gaddafi of Libya arrives at Cape Town military airport to attend hand-over ceremonies
12 June: Mr Mandela pays his final visit to the royal residence of the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini
11 June: President Mandela waves to well-wishers after visiting the Shanty Clinic in Soweto township
11 June: Children at Emadwaleni school near Soweto greet their out-going leader
10 June: President Mandela and his wife, Graca Machel, stand for the national anthem
9 June: Mr Mbeki listens as his mentor passes on some final tips