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CLIP 6219

South Africa’s first democratic elections

South Africa’s first democratic elections

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Key Info
  • South Africa’s first democratic elections
  • BBC news report on the first democratic elections in the history of South Africa. The enthusiasm for the political process is very clear. White South Africans appear to approve of what is happening as well. Mandela sums up the situation in a press conference. First broadcast in BBC News on 26 April 1994.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: Voting, elections, democratic elections, Mandela, de Klerk, South Africa, black history, Apartheid
Ideas for use in class
  • Compare the tone of this clip with clips 6217 and 6218. Do students feel that this clip is excessively optimistic?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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