Freedom Park commemoration, tributes and international call to action. South African Government commemorative activities (led by the Presidency and supported by the Department of Social Development). Inter-faith prayer service and veterans wreath-laying at the Union Buildings, Tshwane.
Speakers and guests to the 'Remebering Madiba' evening, a Nelson Mandela Foundation organised commemoration event. Praise singer Jessica Mbangeni, President of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) Bantu Holomisa, Graça Machel, George Bizos, Sophia de Bruyn and many others. Bantu Holomisa was the guest speaker.
In a special tribute to the medical fraternity, Mrs Machel, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, HRH Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, Zindzi Mandela, Ndileka Mandela and Josina Machel, shared their deepest respect and gratitude on behalf of the Mandela family with the many medical specialists and professionals who had, over the years, ensured his strength and health so that he could serve his nation and the world from the time of his release from prison.
A tribute concert in honor of Nelson Mandela at St Paul the Apostle Church in New York City celebrating his life and legacy, and the 20th anniversary of democratic freedom in South Africa. Morgan Freeman performed dramatic readings from the original transcripts of Mr. Mandela's letters, speeches, and personal writings. These readings were accompanied by the world-famous Soweto Gospel Choir, who filled the cathedral with songs that honoured Mandela’s life and vision. President Bill Clinton gave a special tribute speech to Nelson Mandela and the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, celebrating Mr. Mandela's life and all that has been accomplished in South Africa in the twenty years since democracy was realized. Organised in collaboration with the Clinton Foundation and CultureHorde.
Lead SA delegation hands over a ceremonial wreath to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Sello Hatang, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, pictured with representatives from Primedia Broadcasting, Independent Group and Lead SA's Yusuf Abramjee.
The Mandela Legacy Cup: a public tribute that was held at Bidvest Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg . The Proteas played against the Springboks in a friendly cricket match with special performances from Johnny Clegg and Prime Circle, and public team signings to honour Madiba.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with the Market Theatre hosted an artist tribute called ''Letters from Mandela''. ''Letters from Mandela'' aimed at finding some of the warmest moments of Nelson Mandela; as the son, the man, the comrade, the father as well as the son of Africa.
In celebrating the memory and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the Gauteng City Region, City of Tshwane in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) hosted the third Mandela Remembrance Walk, from Kgosi Mampuru Prison to the Union Buildings.