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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was laid to rest during an official state funeral.

Sunday, 8 December: National day of prayer and reflection

Tuesday, 10 December: National memorial service

Wednesday, 11 December to Friday, 13 December:
The remains of Madiba will lie in state at the seat of government, the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Sunday, 15 December:
State Funeral at Qunu, Eastern Cape.


Condolence books

Mourners signed condolence books that were available at the Union Buildings, Parliament, Government departments and South African embassies and missions.


Contact details

Information Centre
Tel: 012 473 0114 or
012 473 0389

Memorial site
Photo: Reinhardt Hartzenberg


General enquiries

Information Centre
012 473 0114 or
012 473 0389

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