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WRITING SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY - MANDELA'S OATH OF OFFICE
WRITING SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY — MANDELA'S OATH OF OFFICE
 

Mandela's Inaugural Address

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South African President Nelson Mandela takes the oath 10 May 1994 during his inauguration at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Here is the video clip from Mandela's Inaugural Address. See below for the transcript.

 

 

It follows the full text transcript of Nelson Mandela's Oath of Office and his Inaugural Address, delivered at Union Buildings in Johannesburg, South Africa - May 10, 1994.


 

Nelson Mandela - Speech Oath of Office

In the presence of those assembled here and in full realization of the high calling I assume as Executive President in the service of the Republic of South Africa I, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, do hereby swear to be faithful to the Republic of South Africa, and do solemnly and sincerely promise at all times to promote that which will advance and to oppose all that may