Since news of his passing on Thursday, ordinary South Africans have been both mourning and celebrating the life of the man who steered South Africa out of white-minority rule and became a symbol of freedom, forgiveness and hope.
The country is now preparing for Tuesday's memorial service, with around 60 world leaders expected to attend, which will see a cortège with Mandela's coffin pass through the streets of Pretoria on three consecutive days.
A special parliament sitting is due to take place today and a full state funeral will take place on 15 December.
A series of other events will take place over the next few days.
U.S. President Barack Obama, former U.S President Bill Clinton, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be among those attending Tuesday's memorial service at FNB stadium in Soweto.
They will be joined by 95,000 ordinary South Africans.
On Sunday the country held a "day of prayer" in Mr Mandela's memory.
For further details of the state funeral arrangements visit www.sanews.gov.za/south-africa/nelson-mandela-state-funeral-update.
Share your memories of Mandela and light a candle for him on his profile at www.remembered.co.za.
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