BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 6194

Mandela becomes President of South Africa

Mandela becomes President of South Africa
Key Info
  • Mandela becomes President of South Africa
  • Duration: 00:39
  • A news bulletin is followed by Nelson Mandela speaking to a crowd of supporters celebrating the victory of the African National Congress in South Africa's first true democratic election. First broadcast in BBC News on 9 May 1994. The Flash version of this clip has subtitles available.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: Mandela, democracy, vote, Witness, Apartheid, South Africa, black history, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask students to describe the scenes for a radio report rather than a TV broadcast. Also, search Class Clips for other inaugural speeches, such as Barack Obama on being elected President of the USA.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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