Memorial services for Nelson Mandela: UK and SA

Various events are being held in the UK and South Africa to commemorate the passing of Nelson Mandela, and to celebrate the life he lived. Details are provided below.

UK Mandela tribute

When: Wednesday, 11 December 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ

Members of the public can sign the condolence book at the SA High Commission in London at the public entrance on Monday (9th Dec) & Tuesday (10th Dec) 9:30 am – 7 pm, and on Wednesday: 9am – 4:30 pm

SA memorial services

When: Wednesday, 11 December to Friday, 13 December
Where: The remains of Nelson Mandela will lie in state at the seat of government, the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Official memorial services will be held throughout the country.

State funeral

When: Sunday, 15 December
Where: Qunu, Eastern Cape.

1st Contact may be a British-run company, but our roots are firmly entrenched in South Africa. Take a look at the tribute that our staff put together – a tribute dedicated to the man who inspired us all.