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Government statement on funeral and memorial service for Collins Chabane

The official funeral of Minister of Public Service and Administration Collins Chabane, who died tragically in a car accident last weekend, will be held on Saturday 21 March at 9am in Limpopo. A memorial service will be held this Thursday in Pretoria.

President Zuma declares official funeral for late Minister Chabane

The late Minister for Public Service and Administration, Mr Collins Chabane, who tragically passed on in a road collision on the N1 highway near Polokwane, in Limpopo on Sunday, 15 March 2015, will be laid to rest on Saturday, 21 March 2015, at Xikundzu village in Malamulele, Limpopo Province.

Special funeral planned for Chabane

Special funeral planned for Chabane

As a sitting national minister, Collins Chabane, the public service and administration minister, will receive a special official funeral. Chabane was "devoted to his work of improving the lives of the people of South Africa", according to Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

The Elders bid dignified farewell to their leader

In 2007, Nelson Mandela inaugurated The Elders, a group of wise statesmen and women, who use their experience and wisdom to improve the world and resolve seemingly intractable conflict. They travelled to South Africa to say good bye to their founding father.

Watch: Nelson Mandela’s funeral

Watch the video stream of Nelson Mandela's funeral.


‘Africa, draw lessons from Mandela’s life’

Speaking at Nelson Mandela's funeral in Qunu in the Eastern Cape on Sunday, three of Africa's leaders called on the people of the continent to draw lessons from Mandela's life in order to take his legacy forward now that he is gone.

Tears, joy as Madiba’s hearse passes by

There were mixed emotions among the people who lined the route as the hearse bearing the body of Nelson Mandela travelled in procession from 1 Military Hospital to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday morning.

Tribute by President Jacob Zuma

Delivered at the memorial service in honour of former President Nelson Mandela FNB Stadium, Johannesburg 10 December 2013 Mama Graca Machel and the entire Mandela family and...

State memorial for Nelson Mandela: the programme

For those unable to attend today's massive memorial service for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium, we bring you the official programme, which includes a moving obituary to the great man.

South African nation mourns the passing of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Johannesburg, Friday 6 December 2013 – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa's former President who dedicated his life to the country's struggle for human rights,...


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