Cookie consent

We use cookies to improve your experience on this website. By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of cookies. Tell me more | Cookie preferences

1994: Mandela takes oath of office

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA: South African President Nelson Mandela takes the oath 10 May 1994 during his inauguration at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa. Mandela was elected as the nation's first black president during the first session of the country's post-apartheid parliament 09 May in Cape Town. (Photo credit should read WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Just Watched

    1994: Mandela takes oath of office

In 1994, Nelson Mandela took the oath of office and was officially sworn in as president of South Africa.