Details of memorial services for Nelson Mandela

The nation mourns Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Memorial services will be held at several venues to give everyone the opportunity to attend.

The official memorial service will take place on Tuesday, 10 December at FNB stadium in Johannesburg. The memorial service will begin at 11h00. Gates for the public will open at 06h00.

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

The programme will also include tributes by Heads of State from the various regions of the globe, the continent and representatives of international and regional organisations. Eminent persons will also address the gathering.

Government has 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. No cars will be allowed near FNB Stadium and there will be road closures in place from Monday, 9 December. People outside of Gauteng should preferably attend memorial services in their own provinces.

The memorial service at FNB will be broadcast live by the SABC.

There will be big screens outside the stadium, at overflow venues at Ellis Park Stadium, Orlando Stadium and Dobsonville Stadium, and in venues throughout the country.

Members of the public who want to attend the National Memorial Service at FNB or other stadiums must plan their trips carefully, leave early and use public transport. No cars will be allowed in the vicinity of FNB Stadium.


Details of memorial services for Nelson Mandela

  • Road closures, public transport and park and ride

  • There will be road closures around FNB Stadium and no cars will be allowed at the stadium.

  • There will also be road closures on Tuesday morning around Orlando, Ellis Park and Dobsonville stadiums.

  • Mourners to FNB Stadium can travel by Metrorail from all major stations in Gauteng.

  • They will also be able to travel by Gautrain to Park Station and transfer to Metrorail to FNB Stadium.

  • People will also be able to walk from the surrounding areas to the stadium

  • A special Rea Vaya service will also be in operation.

  • Park and ride sites

  • Constitutional Hill, entrance in Joubert Street, Braamfontein

  • Metro Centre, entrance in Civil Boulevard, Braamfontein

  • Thuso House, entrance in Stiemens Street, Braamfontein

  • Wits University, West Campus

  • Bez Valley Park, entrance in Marcia Street, Observatory

  • ABSA Towers, entrance in Main Street, Joburg CBD.

Government reminds the public that no cars will be allowed near FNB Stadium, and once the stadium is filled, the public will be directed to other Stadiums. Public viewing areas include Ellis Park Stadium, Orlando Stadium and Dobsonville Stadium, Freedom Park, amongst other venues throughout the country.

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



City of Tshwane Park & Ride facilities
Tshwane Events Center (TEC): Park & Ride 1 (public)
LC De Villiers Sports Facility: Park & Ride 2 (public)
Fountains Valley: Park & Ride 3 (public)
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 

General enquiries

Tel: 012 473 0114 or 012 473 0389