South Africa since apartheid - 1994. Historic elections – On April 27, 1994, a long line of people snake toward a polling station in the black township of Soweto outside of Johannesburg in the nation's first all-race elections.
1994. Nelson Mandela elected as president – Nelson Mandela casts his historic vote during South Africa's first democratic general elections. The freedom fighter and president of the African National Congress, who had previously spent 27 years locked up in prison, reconciled South Africa after the fall of apartheid.
1994. Mandela takes oath as president – Mandela is sworn in on May 10, becoming South Africa's first black president.