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Memorial services and events

Programme for the official memorial serviceNelson Mandela Memorial programme

The nation mourned Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela at a number of memorial services which were held at several venues to give everyone the opportunity to attend.

The official memorial service took place on Tuesday, 10 December at FNB stadium in Johannesburg.

The President of the Republic of South Africa Jacob Zuma addressed the official memorial service.

The programme included tributes by Heads of State from the various regions of the globe, the continent and representatives of international and regional organisations.

Government arranged for free public transport and park and rides to accommodate mourners and ensure that they are able to get to the Stadiums on time. 

The memorial service at FNB was broadcast  live by the SABC.

Overflow venues and big screens outside the stadium catered for those who could not get to the stadium.

Other memorial events

Events for 13 December 2013

Madiba speaks exhibitionMadiba Exhibition at Parliament

In honouring Nelson Mandela’s legacy, Parliamenthas mounted a special exhibition that traces, in his own words, the transformation of Parliament and South Africa during his presidency.   The Madiba Speaks exhibition opened on Monday 9 December 2013 and remained open from 08h00 to 20h00 daily. The public was invited to the Parliamentary precinct to pay tribute, experience the exhibition, sign books of condolence and view the proceedings of the Joint Sitting. A space for the laying of wreathes was marked, close to the entrance, from Plein Street, Cape Town.

Memorial services

Limpopo


Activity

Venue

Date

Time

Contact

Provincial Memorial Service

Peter Mokaba Stadium

12 December 2013

 

Thanyani Ravhura
0824213461
Tidimalo Chuene
0794066643

Provincial Memorial Service

Old Peter Mokaba Stadium

13 December 2013

 

Reneilwe Moningi
0825919992
Tidimalo Chuene
0794066643

National

Activity

Venue

Date

Time

Deployee

Contact

Wreath Laying ceremony

Victor Verster Prison

09 Dec

06h00

 

Songezo
071 810 7106

 

Free State
Provincial Memorial Service

Free State Stadium

11 Dec

10h00

Premier Ace Magashula

 

North West Provincial Memorial Service

 

James Motlatsi Stadium (Tlokwe)

12 Dec

11h00

MEC Supra Mahumapelo

 

Church service

Orlando Stadium

12 Dec

10h00

 

 

Western Cape Memorial Service Cape Town Stadium (no entrance tickets available any more; please go to Grand Parade) 11 Dec 14h00 for 16h00 Provincial and Local Government Ayanda Holo
0614880634

Gauteng memorial activities

Gauteng cultural activities

Activity

Venue

Date

Time

Contact

A special Nelson Mandela Memorial Concert at the Market Theatre

Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

11h30 for 12h00

Lisa Combrinck
012 441 3044 or 082 800 3750
Mack Lewele
012 441 3083 or 082 450 5076

The viewing of former State President Nelson Mandela’s body lying in State.

The City of Tshwane has activated park-and-ride facilities for the public at the Tshwane Events Centre, LC De Villiers Sports Facility (SOUTH STREET ENTRANCE) in Hatfield and Fountains Valley Park to the Union Buildings.

Wednesday, 11 – Friday, 13 December 2013

The public will be able to view the remains from 12h00 noon till 17h00.

For more information contact government information centre:  
012 473 0389

Inter-faith Women’s Day of Prayer: Tribute to Tata Madiba

Orlando Stadium

Thursday, 12 December 2013

09h00

Thebe Mohatle (Gauteng Office of the Premier) on 082 373 1146

Cultural Tributes to Tata Madiba

Orlando Stadium

Friday, 13 December 2013

09h00

Thebe Mohatle (Gauteng Office of the Premier) on 082 373

Public viewing of the funeral of Tata Madiba at Orlando Stadium.

Orlando Stadium

Friday, 13 December 2013

07h00

Thebe Mohatle (Gauteng Office of the Premier) on 082 373

Northern Cape memorial events

City of Cape Town memorial events

KwaZulu-Natal provincial memorial service, 13 December

Madiba Memorial Concert at State Theatre, 11 December

Arts and Culture special Nelson Mandela Memorial concert, 11 December

Public viewing areas for regional memorial events around the country

Around 90 big screens was be set up by Government Communications (GCIS) and partners in all provinces: Public viewing areas for Nelson Mandela Memorial Service.

Pretoria public viewing areas (PVAs) and areas of observance

  • Region 1(a) - Mabopane Indoor Centre (Mawiga Zone)
  • Region 1(b) - Giant Stadium (Soshanguve Zone)
  • Region 2 - Suurman Community Hall (Hammanskraal Zone)
  • Region 3 - Lucas Moripe Stadium (Atteridgeville Zone)
  • Region 4 - Absa Sports Ground (outdoor tent) (Olievenhoutbosch)
  • Region 5 - Refilwe Community Hall
  • Region 6 - University of Pretoria Mamelodi Campus
  • Region 7 - Bronkhorstspruit Sports Complex / Masakhane Hall
  • Note: An Outside Broadcasting setup maybe at City Hall 
Township TV had facilities in 22 townships where the public could view the proceedings from 10h00 to 18h00. A list of the venues and directions were available on the website.

General enquiries

Frequently asked questions

Tel: 012 473 0114 or 012 473 0389
E-mail: information@gcis.gov.za

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