The City of Cape Town honours the father of South Africa’s democracy with a Grand Parade service
Former president Nelson Mandela peacefully passed away at his home at the age of 95 on Thursday, 5 December 2013. It just feels like over the course of the next few days everyone will look at each other a little longer and with a little more love. It's going to be an emotional week.
And while plans surrounding the Pretoria-based public ceremony for former president Nelson Mandela remain vague, the City of Cape Town has confirmed that it will be organising local remembrance events for Western Cape residents wanting to commemorate the life of South Africa’s most beloved hero.
Cape Town City Hall, the historic site of Mandela's first speech after his release from prison, and the Cape Town Civic Centre have been appointed the hub of events, and memorial services will take place across the