Today we celebrate not the victory of a party, but a victory for all the people of South Africa. Let there be justice for all. We enter into a covenant that we shall build the society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without any fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity - a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.
Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. We speak as fellow citizens to heal the wounds of the past with the intent of constructing a new order based on justice for all. We, the people of South Africa, feel fulfilled that humanity has taken us back into its bosom, that we, who were outlaws not so long ago, have today been given the rare privilege to be host to the nations of the world on our own soil.
By encouraging investors and the democratic state to support job creating projects in which manufacturing will play a central role we will try to change our country from a net exporter of raw materials to one that exports finished products through beneficiation.
We trust that you will continue to stand by us as we tackle the challenges of building peace, prosperity, non-sexism, non-racialism and democracy. The South Africa we have struggled for, in which all our people, be they African, Colored, Indian or White, regard themselves as citizens of one nation is at hand.
We have fought for a democratic constitution since the s. They project a democracy in which the government, whomever that government may be, will be bound by a higher set of rules, embodied in a constitution, and will not be able govern the country as it pleases. This work is created and first published before 1 January in South Africa and is in the public domain there because it is a speech of a political nature or a speech delivered in the course of legal proceedings.
We dedicate this day to all the heroes and heroines in this country and the rest of the world who sacrificed in many ways and surrendered their lives so that we could be free.
We are moved by a sense of joy and exhilaration when the grass turns green and the flowers bloom. It is also the founding principle of the Freedom Charter we adopted as policy inwhich in its very first lines, places before South Africa an inclusive basis for citizenship. At the same time, democracy also requires that the rights of political and other minorities be safeguarded.
Freedom is their reward. The task at hand on will not be easy. We welcome your suggestions. We must therefore act together as a united people, for national reconciliation, for nation building, for the birth of a new world. The national mood changes as the seasons change.
The government will devise policies that encourage and reward productive enterprise among the disadvantaged communities - African, Colored and Indian. We thank all our distinguished international guests for having come to take possession with the people of our country of what is, after all, a common victory for justice, for peace, for human dignity.
Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
Today we are entering a new era for our country and its people. We succeeded to take our last steps to freedom in conditions of relative peace.
We place our vision of a new constitutional order for South Africa on the table not as conquerors, prescribing to the conquered. Their dreams have become reality. We would also like to pay tribute to our security forces, in all their ranks, for the distinguished role they have played in securing our first democratic elections and the transition to democracy, from blood-thirsty forces which still refuse to see the light.
The names of those who were incarcerated on Robben Island is a roll call of resistance fighters and democrats spanning over three centuries. This is the challenge that faces all South Africans today, and it is one to which I am certain we will all rise.
Ours has been a quest for a constitution freely adopted by the people of South Africa, reflecting their wishes and their aspirations. These milestones give concrete expression to what South Africa can become.
Our plan is to create jobs, promote peace and reconciliation, and to guarantee freedom for all South Africans. We deeply appreciate the role that the masses of our people and their political mass democratic, religious, women, youth, business, traditional and other leaders have played to bring about this conclusion.
We commit ourselves to the construction of a complete, just and lasting peace. ORG tim jenkin Date: Since Copyright - BlackPast.
In s the African National Congress was still setting the pace, being the first major political formation in South Africa to commit itself firmly to a Bill of Rights, which we published in November We dedicate this day to all the heroes and heroines in this country and the rest of the world who sacrificed in many ways and surrendered their lives so that we could be free.
While we are and shall remain fully committed to the spirit of a government of national unity, we are determined to initiate and bring about the change that our mandate from the people demands.May 30, · Nelson Mandela's inaugural address.
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The first speech given by Nelson Mandela, as President of South Africa on May 10 th in Pretoria. After South Africa's first national democratic elections held in Aprilthe president of the African National Congress (ANC), Nelson Mandela, was sworn in as South Africa's first black president at the Union Buildings, Pretoria.
This quote is often found on the Internet incorrectly credited to Nelson Mandela from his Inauguration Speech,especially the last sentence of that quote, “As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”.
In South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is sworn in as the first black president of South Africa.
In his inaugural address, Mandela, who spent 27 years of his life as a. Nelson Mandela's inauguration speech NELSON MANDELA'S ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF CAPE TOWN, GRAND PARADE, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS INAUGURATION AS STATE PRESIDENT. () Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Address as President of South Africa.
On May 9,Nelson Mandela was officially inaugurated as the first democratically elected President of South Africa chosen by the majority of the nation's citizens. His inauguration address given at Cape Town, South Africa, appears below.Download