Key dates in the mourning period for former President Nelson Mandela announced by President Jacob Zuma:
- Sunday, 8 December: National Day of Prayer and Reflection: all synagogues, temples, churches, mosques, etc.
- Tuesday, 10 December: Official memorial service: FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
- Wednesday, 11-Thursday, 12 December: Former President Mandela to lie in state: Union Buildings, Pretoria
- Sunday, 15 December : State Funeral for Former President Nelson Mandela: Qunu