United Nations Special General Assembly Plenary Meeting in Honour of the Life and Memory of Nelson Mandela

Thursday, 19 December 2013
9:45 am


Eulogy by President Jacob Zuma at the State Funeral
of the late former President of the Republic
and former Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces,
His Excellency Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Qunu, Eastern Cape
15 December 2013

Today marks the end of an extra-ordinary journey that began 95 years ago. It is the end of 95 glorious years of a freedom fighter, a dedicated and humble servant of the people of South Africa, a fountain of wisdom, a pillar of strength and a beacon of hope to all those fighting for a just and equitable world order. We are truly honoured to be part of the final journey of this great son of our country and the founding President of a free and democratic South Africa, Isithwalandwe Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.  Read full eulogy.

Service of Praise and Thanksgiving
for the Life of President Nelson Mandela

The Riverside Church
Wednesday, 11 December 2013

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Black leaders pay homage to Nelson Mandela at the Riverside Church

By Isseu Diouf Campbell

Several leaders including Ambassador of South Africa to the U.N. Kingsley Mamabolo, Consul General George Monyemangene, former Mayor David N. Dinkins, Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur Rashid, Rev. Calvin Butts and the Rev. Al Sharpton converged to the Riverside Church on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 to honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.  Read full article.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon signs the Book of Condolences for former President Nelson Mandela

11 December 2013

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signs the Book of Condolences for former President Nelson Mandela

11 December 2013

New York City Mayor Mr. Michael Bloomberg and Commissioner for International Affairs Ms. Marjorie Tiven signed the Book of Condolences for Former President Nelson Mandela at the South African Consulate General. More photographs.


Photograph courtesy of the Office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

SABC Coverage: Nelson Mandela Memorial Service

10 December 2013


Books of Condolences

Books of Condolences will be placed at the offices of both the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations and the South African Consulate General, at 333 East 38th Street, 9th Floor, New York City with effect from Monday, 9 December 2013 to Friday, 13 December 2013.  Please see information about relevant working hours on

Empire State Building lights for the late Former President Nelson Mandela

In memory of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), the Empire State Building was lighted in the colors of the South African flag — blue, red, yellow and green — on December 6 and 7, 2013.  View photographs.

Briefing to the South African community on matters related to the late President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Nelson Mandela

6 December 2013

Members of the South African community, at a short notice, attended a brief meeting on matters related to the late President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.  The South African Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo supported by Consul General Monyemangene, briefed the South African community on latest developments pertaining to the passing of former President Nelson Mandela.

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United Nations honours Nelson Mandela as champion of peace, reconciliation

6 December 2013 – The United Nations family mourned the loss – and celebrated the enduring legacy – of Nelson Mandela, the former South African leader and peace advocate who passed away on Thursday, 5 December 2013 at the age of 95.  Read more.

United Nations Chief pays tribute to life and legacy of South Africa's Nelson Mandela

President Nelson Mandela addresses the 49th session of the General Assembly October 1994. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

5 December 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his profound sadness at the passing of Nelson Mandela, extolling the life of the late human rights lawyer, prisoner of conscience, international peacemaker and first democratically-elected President of post-apartheid South Africa as an inspiration for all.  Read more.

President Obama Speaks on the Death of Nelson Mandela

5 December 2013