Nelson Mandela begins his inaugural speech by addressing his people and all those present at the event, arguing that it is a moment of celebration and hope because a new freedom has been born in South Africa, after the disaster of the apartheid regime (which was based on racial separation and discrimination).

Mandela argues that all South Africans feel attached to their native land, which influences their mood and makes them feel connected to nature. He says that the current joy comes after years of oppression, racial discrimination, and inequality. The speaker argues that South Africans have finally overcome their past and are ready to take their place among other nations.

Mandela addresses international guests, thanking them for supporting equality, peace, and democracy...

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