Media release

Public encouraged to attend viewing sites

09 December 2013

9 December 2013

The official memorial service for the former President Nelson Mandela will be held on 10 December 2013 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

The memorial service will begin at 11h00. The gates, for the public, will open at 06h00.

Memorial services will also be held across the country at various places to ensure that all members of the public have an opportunity to attend.

Acting GCIS CEO, Phumla Williams, said “At least 150 public viewing areas will be active at various times during this week. Details of these sites are listed on the official government memorial website, , as well as the websites of provincial and local government throughout the country. Government has arranged for free public transport and park and rides to accommodate mourners.”

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.

The viewing areas in Tshwane include: Mabopane Indoor Centre in Mawiga, Giant Stadium in Soshanguve, Suurman Community Hall in Hammanskraal, Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, Absa Sports Ground in Olievenhoutbosch, Refilwe Community Hall, University of Pretoria Mamelodi Campus, Bronkhorstspruit Sports Complex/ Masakhane Hall.

Parents who are bringing children, under the age of 8 years to the memorial services held at any of the stadiums must write their cellphone number with a permanent marker pen on the inside of the children’s forearms.

Information for public viewing areas for regional memorial events around the country can be accessed on

Phumla Williams
083 501 0139
Issued by Government Communications and Information System

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