As we share in our grief and celebrate his life, let’s pass on our support to Madiba’s family. You can post a personal message via the Nelson Mandela Foundation or add your tributes and memories on the official South African government Facebook page. For the official services and funeral arrangements, information will be updated here regularly.
- Press release 13 December: Heads of State and Government to attend State Funeral Service in Qunu, Eastern Cape
- Press release 8 December: Nelson Mandela State Funeral Update
- Press release 9 December: The board of Brand South Africa pay respect to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
- Programme for memorial at FNB stadium [PDF, 1.16Mb]
- Nelson Mandela Family Statement
- City of Tshwane: The World descends upon Tshwane as South Africa’s Capital City prepares to receive and host President Mandela’s mortal remains
- Tribute by President Jacob Zuma
|Government has recognised the overwhelming response of the nation to the passing of former President Nelson Mandela. We thank the nation for responding to the call to sign condolence books at various sites and for posting messages of support to social networking sites.
We have introduced a further option through which messages of love and support could be expressed on 0800 314 446. Your messages will be recorded, shared with the family and the President and archived for further generations.
Play your Part by celebrating and honouring the life’s work of our dearly departed Tata Madiba.